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Grim Reapers, Times and Events

The Grim Reaper paradox was, a while back, used by both Alexander R. Pruss and Robert C. Koons to try to run a tenseless kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God. A little later, on Pruss’ blog, there were … Continue reading

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Set-Theoretic Redundancy Eliminated

“A possible world is a maximal conjunction of compossible abstract propositions (a BCF in our abbreviational terminology), with repetitions and other logical redundancies eliminated so as to avoid to set-theoretic paradoxes. Each world is individuated by its Big Conjunctive Contingent Fact (BCCF), which … Continue reading

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God’s knowledge of the unreal future?

William Lane Craig, in an interview, explains that he thinks it is fundamentally misconceived to think that there is a puzzle, on A-theory, about how God could know the future if it were unreal. He suggests instead that God’s knowledge … Continue reading

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Logically possible worlds are Maximally Specific Propositions

I ran across an argument a while back, on Ben Wallis’ blog, against omniscience, which he called “Grim’s Cantorian Argument Against Omniscience“. This argument has been addressed variously, usually with an appeal to a strong doctrine of divine simplicity. However, … Continue reading

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A thought about the Grim Reaper argument

A thought about the Grim reaper argument occurred to me, and I wanted to quickly jot it down to see where it goes. Consider the proposed Grim Reaper paradox in which: Fred is going to be annihilated by a Grim … Continue reading

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