William Lane Craig on Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

November 09, 2016
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In December 2016, Oxford University Press will release God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism, by philosopher (and former EPS president) William Lane Craig. From the publisher’s description:

God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism is a defense of God’s aseity and unique status as the Creator of all things apart from Himself in the face of the challenge posed by mathematical Platonism. After providing the biblical, theological, and philosophical basis for the traditional doctrine of divine aseity, William Lane Craig explains the challenge presented to that doctrine by the Indispensability Argument for Platonism, which postulates the existence of uncreated abstract objects. Craig provides detailed examination of a wide range of responses to that argument, both realist and anti-realist, with a view toward assessing the most promising options for the theist. A synoptic work in analytic philosophy of religion, this groundbreaking volume engages discussions in philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and metaontology.

Readers may also be interested in a “God and Abstract Objects” symposium in Philosophia Christi, vol. 13, no. 2 (Winter 2011). Besides Craig, contributors included: Paul Gould, Keith Yandell, and Richard Davis. And then in vol. 17, no. 2 (Winter 2015) of Philosophia Christi, Craig continued this discussion with respondents Peter van Inwagen and J.T. Bridges.