Category Archives: Natural Theology

A Counter-possible Objection to Natural Theology

Here’s an interesting argument I stumbled across recently, written by somebody I know, through a skype group, named Lance: The ‘what if God commanded something horrific?’ objection to DCT and W.L. Craig’s moral argument. I was inclined to be dismissive of … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Probability Calculus

Dr. William Lane Craig has spoken about the probability of the resurrection, arguing that it is considerably high, and has championed an argument for God’s existence from the resurrection. According to him, in answer to the question of what the … Continue reading

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John Locke’s argument for God’s existence

“We are capable of knowing certainly that there is a God. Though God has given us no innate ideas of himself” (Book IV, X.1) I’ve been reading into Locke’s Natural Law, as I’m scheduled to write an essay on the role … Continue reading

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A Humean Escape Route

So here’s a thought. We imagine the Leibnizian saying that if there were an infinitely regressive series of facts, all of which were contingent, one would still require an explanation over and beyond the set of such facts. The Humean, … Continue reading

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Does Proper Basicality Permit an Implicit Inductive Argument?

Plantinga writes: I argue that the reformed rejection of natural theology is best construed as an inchoate and unfocused rejection of classical foundationalism. What these Re-formed thinkers really mean to hold, I think, is that belief in God need not … Continue reading

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Making the Problem of Evil work

The trouble with the atheological argument against the existence of God from the occasion of evil(s) is that it is hopelessly speculative. I was explaining this recently to a good friend via an email exchange. I wrote: Perhaps you could … Continue reading

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Getting from one to all superlative attributes from Simplicity?

Suppose that: 1. If God exists, then God is metaphysically simple. Now, the doctrine of divine simplicity implies that God’s nature is simple (is one thing, rather than a complex of things), and thus that each of the superlative attributes … Continue reading

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Examining an argument against the Existence of God from the incoherence of Libertarian accounts of free will

Somebody sent me this argument earlier today: 1. Libertarian free will is incoherent.2. If LFW is incoherent, then God does not have LFW.3. If God does not have LFW, God’s actions are either determined or random.4. If God’s actions are … Continue reading

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A plausible cosmological argument from the Principles of Sufficient Reason.

Ever since discovering Aquinas’ third way, Copleston’s cosmological argument (in his debate with Russell), and reading Pope Pius XII’s statement in Humani Generis that: It is well known how highly the Church regards human reason, for it falls to reason … Continue reading

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Platonism’ Formal Family Tree

Platonists say that Platonic Forms are beings which exist. I do not think they do exist (and I don’t even think they are ‘beings’, contra the neo-meingonian). However, in thinking about Platonism, which has occupied me lately, it seems to … Continue reading

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