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Friday, November 21, 2008

2008 EPS Papers (Davis)

Richard Davis

God and Modal Concretism

(a version of this paper was published in Philosophia Christi 10:1, Summer 2008)

Abstract: In this paper, I examine Graham Oppy's claim that all modal theistic arguments "must be question-begging," since they presuppose a particular account of the nature of possible worlds "which can only be supported by the further claim that God actually exists." I argue that Oppy is mistaken here. For even if theism implies the falsity of (say) David Lewis' concretist account of worlds, a proof for God that starts from this assumption isn't thereby ensnared in a vicious circularity. I go on to present some materials for a modal theistic proof immune to all of Oppy's criticisms.

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