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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


Conclusion

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

After a brief overview of the book, its main conclusions are stated. 1. Theism is not a meaningful theory. So we should become particular semantic atheists. 2. If we assume for the sake of argument ... More


Copularization and Lexical Semantics

REGINA PUSTET

in Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter looks for additional semantic principles underlying the distributional behavior of copulas. As a point of departure, more detailed empirical evidence is presented in support of the ... More


Meet the New Skeptical Theism, Same as the Old Skeptical Theism

Paul Draper

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 11 attempted to retool Stephen J. Wykstra’s brand of skeptical theism so that it is effective against abductive or “Humean” arguments from evil. The result is a radically new form of ... More


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