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The Power, Knowledge, and Motives of the Primordial God

Peter Forrest

in Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

In the human case there is a limited awareness of future possibilities, and the ability to reject some and so choose others. In the beginning, however, there was an unlimited awareness of future ... More


From Goodness to God: Closing the Explanatory Gap

Angus Ritchie

in From Morality to Metaphysics: The Theistic Implications of our Ethical Commitments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652518
eISBN:
9780191745850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652518.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops a positive argument for theism, claiming it is capable (in a way secular accounts are not) of bridging the explanatory gap described in Chapter 2. It begins by defending agent ... More


Purpose Without Theism?: Axiarchism and Neoplatonism

Angus Ritchie

in From Morality to Metaphysics: The Theistic Implications of our Ethical Commitments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652518
eISBN:
9780191745850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652518.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the axiarchic account advanced by John Leslie and Hugh Rice. Against axiarchism, it argues that the goodness of a state of affairs is something that cries out for an ... More


The Axiarchic Argument

W. J. Mander

in Idealist Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748892
eISBN:
9780191811548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748892.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Notwithstanding its apparently anti-realist character, traditionally idealism in ethics has also been characterized by a strongly realist vein; a metaphysical insistence that a place must be found ... More


A Puzzle in the Three Dialogues and Its Platonic Resolution

John Russell Roberts

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay suggests that Berkeley’s Neoplatonism may be profitably viewed as developed under the influence of Cambridge Platonism. A brief account of some key aspects of Cambridge Platonism are ... More


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