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Nominalism and Divine Aseity

William Lane Craig

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that if a Christian theist is to be a Platonist, then, he must, it seems, embrace Absolute Creationism, the view that God has created all the abstract objects there are. Those of ... More


Suffering, Theodicy, and Defense

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the project of the book, which is an examination of the problem of evil and an attempt to give a defence with respect to the argument from evil. It examines the nature of ... More


Deliberation and Alternatives

Dana Kay Nelkin

in Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608560
eISBN:
9780191729638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608560.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up the question of whether the rational abilities view developed thus far fits with, or is in tension with, our commitments as rational agents. It addresses a conclusion that can ... More


Libertarianism and the Problem of Flip-flopping

John Martin Fischer

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/9780198743958.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Peter van Inwagen has claimed that he would give up a previously-thought-to be a priori element of his argument for the incompatibility of causal determinism and free will, if he were to be convinced ... More


Freedom and Determinism

Timothy O'Connor

in Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153743
eISBN:
9780199867080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515374X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author considers the modal, or ”consequence,” argument for the incompatibility of free will and determinism. He diagnoses the defects in van Inwagen's original formulation of the Beta principle ... More


Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

John A. Keller (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

In The Philosophy of Philosophy, Timothy Williamson wrote that Peter van Inwagen’s work is among the “liveliest, exactest, and most creative…of the final third of the 20th Century.” This collection ... More


Self-Trust, Disagreement, and Reasonable Acceptance

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The creation of content in exemplarization to interpret art is something that we may autonomously transfer to the world outside of art. Thus, exemplar representation of the artwork raises the issue ... More


The Relevance of Free Will

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Moral responsibility (and so praiseworthiness or blameworthiness) requires free will in the sense of agents having the power to choose independently of all the causal influences acting on them. ... More


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