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Freedom, God, and worlds

Author: Michael J Almeida
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Michael J. Almeida presents a powerful argument which holds that several widely believed and largely undisputed objections to the idea of the existence of God are in fact just philosophical dogmas. He challenges some of the most well-entrenched principles in philosophical theology, which have served as basic assumptions in influential apriori, atheological arguments. But most theists also maintain that the  Read more...
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Almeida, Michael J.
Freedom, God, and worlds.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)792747089
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Almeida
ISBN: 9780191654800 0191654809 1283577445 9781283577441 9780191741937 0191741930
OCLC Number: 809261417
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Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""0.1 The Aims and Structure of this Book""; ""1. A Moderate Anselmian Plea""; ""1.0 Introduction""; ""1.1 The Failure of Traditional Anselmianism""; ""1.2 A Dilemma for Traditional Anselmianism""; ""1.3 Moderate Anselmianism""; ""1.4 Defending Moderate Anselmianism""; ""1.5 Concluding Remarks""; ""2. Metaphysical Atheological Arguments and the Free Will Defense""; ""2.0 Introduction""; ""2.1 Plantinga�s Reconstruction of the Logical Problem of Evil""; ""2.2 Epistemic Matters""; ""2.2.1 Theistic Defense and its Alternatives"" ""2.2.2 Modal Epistemic Matters""""2.3 The Free Will Defense""; ""2.3.1 Preliminaries""; ""2.4 Proving Consistency""; ""2.5 Transworld Depravity""; ""2.6 Individual Essences, Haecceities, and Depravity""; ""2.7 Universal Transworld Depravity is Not Enough""; ""2.8 Concluding Remarks""; ""3. Three Important Objections""; ""3.0 Introduction""; ""3.1 The Problem of Sanctified Agents""; ""3.1.1 Three Problems in Formulation""; ""3.2 Sanctified Essences and Depraved Essences""; ""3.3 Universal Transworld Depravity, Super-Sanctified Essences, and the Challenge of Evil"" ""3.4 Intraworld Depravity and the Challenge of Evil""""3.5 Intraworld Depravity and Untrustworthy Essences""; ""3.5.1 Libertarian Freedom and Counterfactuals of Freedom""; ""3.5.2 Chance and Counterfactuals""; ""3.6 The Problem of Selective Significant Freedom""; ""3.6.1 Selective Significant Freedom and Universal Transworld Depravity""; ""3.6.2 Selective Significant Freedom and R3""; ""3.6.3 A Final Argument Against Selective Significant Freedom""; ""4. Unrestricted Actualization, Freedom, and Morally Perfect Worlds""; ""4.0 Introduction"" ""4.1 A Counterexample to the Analysis of Transworld Depravity""""4.2 Predicting and Prophesying Perfect Worlds""; ""4.2.1 Prediction De Re and Prediction De Dicto""; ""4.3 Which Worlds Could God have Created?""; ""4.4 Weak Essentialism and Strong Essentialism""; ""4.5 Prevolitional Counterfactuals""; ""4.6 Fatalism and Significant Freedom""; ""4.6.1 A Non-Ockhamist Response to Theological Fatalism""; ""4.6.2 Fatalism and Modal Contextualism""; ""4.7 Problems from Power over the Past""; ""4.7.1 Bringing About God�s Beliefs""; ""4.7.2 Bringing About God�s Predictions"" ""4.8 Consequences for the Free Will Defense""""5. The Logical Problem of Evil Redux""; ""5.0 Introduction""; ""5.1 God�s Power and Morally Perfect Worlds""; ""5.2 An Impossibility Argument""; ""5.2.1 The Logical Problem of Evil Redux and Consistency Proofs""; ""5.3 God�s Bad Worlds""; ""5.4 An Impossibility Argument: Best Worlds""; ""5.4.1 The Logical Problem of the Best Possible World and Consistency Proofs""; ""5.5 An Impossibility Argument: Good Enough Worlds""; ""5.5.1 The Value Added Argument""; ""5.5.2 Conclusions about Good Enough Worlds""
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