The Coherence of Theism

The Coherence of Theism

Swinburne takes account of new developments in the debate over the past 40 years, and develops his views on central claims about the nature of God in light of recent discussion.

Author: Richard Swinburne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198779698

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The Coherence of Theism investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. Richard Swinburne concludes that despite philosophical objections, most traditional claims about God are coherent (that is, do not involve contradictions); and although some of the most important claims are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in analogical senses, this is the way in which theologians have usually claimed that they are being used. When the first edition of this book was published in 1977, it was the first book in the new 'analytic' tradition of philosophy of religion to discuss these issues. Since that time there have been very many books and discussions devoted to them, and this new, substantially rewritten, second edition takes account of these discussions and of new developments in philosophy generally over the past 40 years. These discussions have concerned how to analyse the claim that God is 'omnipotent', whether God can foreknow human free actions, whether God is everlasting or timeless, and what it is for God to be a 'necessary being'. On all these issues this new edition has new things to say.
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Theism and Explanation

Theism and Explanation

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 73 (1999
): 47–76. Steinhardt, Paul J. and Neil Turok. ... The Coherence of Theism.
Revised edition. Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy. Oxford: Clarendon
Press ...

Author: Gregory W. Dawes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135841348

Category: Philosophy

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In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available, she will assume that one exists. Is this merely a sign of atheistic prejudice, as some critics suggest? Or are there good reasons to exclude from science explanations that invoke a supernatural agent? On the one hand, Dawes concedes the bare possibility that talk of divine action could constitute a potential explanation of some state of affairs, while noting that the conditions under which this would be true are unlikely ever to be fulfilled. On the other hand, he argues that a proposed explanation of this kind would rate poorly, when measured against our usual standards of explanatory virtue.
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Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

Richard Taylor , “ Deliberation and Foreknowledge , " American Philosophical
Quarterly 1 ( 1964 ) : 73 - 80 . ... Richard Swinburne , The Coherence of Theism ,
Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy ( Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1977 ) , p
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Author: William Lane Craig

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004092501

Category: Religion

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The ancient problem of fatalism, more particularly theological fatalism, has resurfaced with surprising vigour in the second half of the twentieth century. Two questions predominate in the debate: (1) Is divine foreknowledge compatible with human freedom and (2) How can God foreknow future free acts? Having surveyed the historical background of this debate in "The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge" and "Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez" (Brill: 1988), William Lane Craig now attempts to address these issues critically. His wide-ranging discussion brings together a thought- provoking array of related topics such as logical fatalism, multivalent logic, backward causation, precognition, time travel, counterfactual logic, temporal necessity, Newcomb's Problem, middle knowledge, and relativity theory. The present work serves both as a useful survey of the extensive literature on theological fatalism and related fields and as a stimulating assessment of the possibility of divine foreknowledge of future free acts.
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Faith Has Its Reasons

Faith Has Its Reasons

Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment, Oxford Studies in the
History of Philosophy, vol. 1. Oxford: Clarendon; New York: ... The Coherence of
Theism. Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy. Oxford: Clarendon, 1977;
rev.

Author: Kenneth Boa

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830858910

Category: Religion

Page: 658

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A most accessible but thoroughly practical primer on apologetics.
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God Time and the Incarnation

God  Time  and the Incarnation

Inspiration and Revelation in the Old Testament. oxford: clarendon, 1946. rogers,
Katherine a. “anselm on eternity as ... The Coherence of Theism, rev. ed.
clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy. oxford: clarendon, 1993. ———. Faith
and ...

Author: Richard A. Holland Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630872403

Category: Religion

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The dominant view among Christian theologians and philosophers is that God is timeless--that he exists outside of time in an "atemporal" eternity. In God, Time, and the Incarnation, Richard Holland offers a critical evaluation of this traditional view in light of the most central doctrine of Christianity: the Incarnation of Christ. Holland reviews the history of this controversy, highlighting the various theological problems for which atemporal models have been offered as a solution. He asserts the central importance of the Incarnation for Christian theology and evaluates several atemporal models in light of this doctrine. Finally, he suggests that the traditional atemporal view is not compatible with a robust and orthodox view of the Incarnation. This book rejects the traditional atemporal view of God's relationship to time and argues, based on the Incarnation, that God experiences temporal sequence in his existence.
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Philosophical Inquiry

Philosophical Inquiry

Pp . 378 . SWINBURNE , R . , The Coherence of Theism . Clarendon Library of
Logic and Philosophy ( 1977 ) . New York : Oxford University Press . Pp . 302 .
Birx , H . , Man ' s Place in the Universe : An Introduction to Scientific
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Monographic Series

Monographic Series

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Does God Exist

Does God Exist

Thinking About Religion : A Philosophical Introduction to Religion . Englewood
Cliffs , NJ : Prentice - Hall . - . 1985 . ... The Coherence of Theism . Clarendon
Library of Logic and Philosophy . Oxford : Oxford University Press . . 1979 .

Author: Terry L. Miethe

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: UOM:39015070044089

Category: Religion

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Theologian Terry Miethe and philosophical athiest Antony Flew dispute the most basic of questions--does God exist? This lively and enlightening debate covers every possible angle of this universal question.
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Augustiniana

Augustiniana

God and Timelessness, Studies in Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. London
1970; R. Swinburne. The Coherence of Theism. Clarendon Library of Logic and
Philosophy, Oxfordz 1986 und A. Kenny, The God of the Philosophers. Oxford1 ...

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Slippery Slope Arguments

Slippery Slope Arguments

The Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy brings together books , by new
as well as by established authors , that ... by Roy N . Sorenson The Coherence of
Theism by Richard Swinburne Anti - Realism and Logic : Truth as Eternal by Neil
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Author: Douglas N. Walton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021532968

Category: Philosophy

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Douglas Walton rejects the view that the slippery slope argument is a fallacy, contending that such arguments can be used correctly in some cases as a reasonable type of argument to shift a burden of proof in a critical discussion.
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Chance and Structure

Chance and Structure

The Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy brings together books, by new as
well as by established authors, that ... Sober The Logic of Natural Language by
Fred Sommers Blindspots by Roy A. Sorensen The Coherence of Theism by ...

Author: John M. Vickers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015049420733

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 244

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Discussing the relations between logic and probability, this book compares classical 17th- and 18th-century theories of probability with contemporary theories, explores recent logical theories of probability, and offers a new account of probability as a part of logic.
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Rationality

Rationality

The Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy brings together books , by new
as well as by established authors , that ... A . Sorensen The Coherence of Theism
by Richard Swinburne Anti - Realism and Logic by Neil Tennant The Emergence
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Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015014212818

Category: Rationalism.

Page: 234

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Contending that only a normative theory of rationality can be adequate to the complexities of the subject, this book explains and defends the view that rationality consists of the intelligent pursuit of appropriate objectives. Rescher considers the mechanics, rationale, and rewards of reason, and argues that social scientists who want to present a theory of rationality while avoiding the vexing complexities of normative deliberations must amend their perspective of the rational enterprise.
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Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

... ( Clarendon Library of Logic Gramsci's Political and Philosophy ) 1985 ( paper
1986 ) 272 pp : Thought cloth $ 29.95 paper $ 16.95 Hegemony , Consciousness
, and the Revolutionary Process The Coherence of JOSEPH V. FEMIA Theism ...

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List of members in v. 1-
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British Book News

British Book News

... praise and prayer , with The Coherence of Theism Theologian : 203 x 135mm
312pp commentary , weekly prayer sub - rev edn ( Clarendon Library of Negative
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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Die Grundlagen Der Arithmetik

Die Grundlagen Der Arithmetik

Author: Gottlob Frege

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1391092724

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Page: 154

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Excerpt from Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik: Eine Logisch Mathematische Untersuchung Über den Begriff der Zahl Auf die Frage, was die Zahl Eins sei, oder was das Zeichen 1 bedeute, wird man meistens die Antwort erhalten: nun, ein Ding. Und wenn man dann darauf aufmerksam macht, dass der Satz. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility Alternative M glichkeiten

Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility   Alternative M  glichkeiten

Harry Frankfurts berühmtes Paper von 1969 argumentiert gegen diese uns eigentlich einleuchtende Annahme – und seitdem wird über Frankfurt Cases und Frankfurt Counterexamples gestritten.

Author: Harry G. Frankfurt

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159614960

Category: Philosophy

Page: 90

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Ist eine Person nur dann verantwortlich für das, was sie getan hat, wenn sie auch etwas anderes hätte tun können, wenn sie andere Handlungsmöglichkeiten, wenn sie Alternativen gehabt hätte? Harry Frankfurts berühmtes Paper von 1969 argumentiert gegen diese uns eigentlich einleuchtende Annahme – und seitdem wird über Frankfurt Cases und Frankfurt Counterexamples gestritten. Die Reihe Great Papers Philosophie bietet bahnbrechende Aufsätze der Philosophie: - Eine zeichengenaue, zitierfähige Wiedergabe des Textes (fremdsprachiges Original, seitenweise verlinkt mit neuer Übersetzung). - Eine philosophiegeschichtliche Einordnung: Wie dachte man früher über das Problem? Welche Veränderung bewirkte der Aufsatz? Wie denkt man heute darüber? - Eine Analyse des Textes bzw. eine Rekonstruktion seiner Argumentationsstruktur, gefolgt von einem Abschnitt über den Autor sowie ein kommentiertes Literaturverzeichnis. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten UB-Ausgabe sowie mit Originalpaginierung.
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Von der Logik zur Sprache

Von der Logik zur Sprache

Author: Rüdiger Bubner

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ISBN: UOM:39015066838239

Category: Language and languages

Page: 698

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