Alternative concepts of God: essays on the metaphysics of by Andrei A. Buckareff, Yujin Nagasawa

By Andrei A. Buckareff, Yujin Nagasawa

The idea that of God in keeping with conventional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism minimally contains the next theses: (i) there's one God; (ii) God is an omniscient, all-powerful, and morally ideal agent; (iii) God is the author ex nihilo of the universe and the sustainer of all that exists; and (iv) God is an immaterial substance that's ontologically detailed from the universe. Proponents of different concepts Read more...


in accordance with conventional Judeo-Christian-Islamic theism, God is an omniscient, all-powerful, and morally excellent agent. This quantity exhibits that philosophy of faith must take seriously Read more...

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I am unrepentant. the personal pantheist conception of god 23 or relation) that is not essentially embodied. By contrast, Personal Pantheism is materialist in the weak sense of denying that there are any spirits, divine or otherwise. The standard conceptions often come with the qualification that what we say of God in a positive fashion is by analogy, either in the Aristotelian pros hen sense or in the sense of similitude. The conception that I am advocating is a literal one subject to two qualifications.

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But there is a more serious objection in the context of this chapter. For in two ways psycho-physical laws hinder the explanation of various features of our life and the world around us in terms of divine agency. The first is that the psycho-physical the personal pantheist conception of god 31 laws are flawed from a providential point of view, resulting in excessive and dysfunctional pain. Such flaws might be understood in a chillingly utilitarian fashion as balanced by the beauty of complexity resulting from simple basic laws, except that the psycho-physical laws are not simple.

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