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God and Necessity

Alvin Plantinga

in The Nature of Necessity

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244141
eISBN:
9780191598241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244142.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Ch.10, I apply the previous chapters’ account of modality to the Ontological Argument for the existence of God. I begin the chapter by attempting to develop a sound version of the Ontological ... More


Preliminary Distinctions and Remarks

Alvin Plantinga

in The Nature of Necessity

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244141
eISBN:
9780191598241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244142.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I clarify the notion of necessity that I will be examining in the book. In the first section , I claim that the relevant notion of necessity is ‘broad logical necessity’, which I distinguish from ... More


World Pictures and Groundless Belief

Gordon Graham

in Wittgenstein and Natural Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713975
eISBN:
9780191782237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713975.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Norman Malcolm’s account of “groundless believing,” and argues that it does not plausibly apply to religion. It then proceeds to subject related appeals to religion as a “world ... More


Philosophy as a Religious Point of View

Gordon Graham

in Wittgenstein and Natural Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713975
eISBN:
9780191782237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713975.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter moves to consider three approaches to “Wittgenstein on religion” that pursue a different kind of line. These are found in the work of Norman Malcolm, Phillip R Shields, and James C. ... More


Maximal God and the Modal Ontological Argument

Yujin Nagasawa

in Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198758686
eISBN:
9780191818608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758686.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a novel defence of the modal ontological argument for perfect being theism, which purports to derive the actuality of the existence of God from its possibility. The main focus is ... More


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