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The Explanatory Power of Theism: General Considerations

Richard Swinburne

in The Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271672
eISBN:
9780191709357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271672.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Evidence e renders a hypothesis h more probable in so far as both the prior probability of h is high and so is its explanatory power (that is it predictive power which is the probability of the ... More


The Argument from Providence

Richard Swinburne

in The Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271672
eISBN:
9780191709357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271672.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is good that there should be a world in which agents have the opportunity to choose freely to benefit or harm each other, especially in respect of their power, knowledge, and character. It is good ... More


The Cost of Freedom

Laura W. Ekstrom

in Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198743958
eISBN:
9780191803956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743958.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On one prominent line of theistic thought, God created beings who have the power of free choice and God was not wrong in doing so since, although created beings’ misuse of that power brings into the ... More


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