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The Philosophy of Religion.

Author: Edward R Wierenga
Publisher: Newark : Wiley, 2016.
Series: First books in philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wierenga, Edward R.
Philosophy of Religion.
Newark : Wiley, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward R Wierenga
ISBN: 9781119264699 1119264693
OCLC Number: 956277682
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Table of Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion; What is Philosophy of Religion?; Arguments and Proving God's Existence; Suggested Reading; 2 The Cosmological Argument for God's Existence; Insights from the Past; Arguments for God's Existence; A Cosmological Argument: Aquinas' Third Way; Possibility and Necessity: A Look at 'Modal' Concepts; Back to the Third Way; A Question Remains; A More Substantial Objection; Some Compelling Objections; Suggested Reading; 3 The Ontological Argument; Anselm's Statement of the Argument; Preliminaries. A Statement of the ArgumentGaunilo's Objection; Anselm's Reply; The Objection Revised; How to Talk about God without Presupposing that He Exists; How to Be Greater than a Nonexistent Object; An Improved Version of the Argument; A New Problem Rears Its Head; Suggested Reading; 4 The Argument from Design; Watches and Watchmakers; An Argument from Design; Some Initial Objections to the Argument; A Compelling Objection; A New Design Argument: Fine-Tuning; Suggested Reading; 5 The Problem of Evil; Atheistic Arguments; The Problem of Evil; The Logical Problem of Evil; Examining Mackie's Charge. The Free Will DefenseA Modal Interlude: Possible Worlds; Back to the Free Will Defense; Some Loose Ends: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Animal Suffering; The Evidential Problem of Evil and Skeptical Theism; An Objection and a Reply to Skeptical Theism; Suggested Reading; 6 Omnipotence; Divine Attributes; Attributing Omnipotence; Defining Omnipotence and an Objection; Doing the Impossible; Constructing a Definition; Back to the Stone; Suggested Reading; 7 Omniscience, Foreknowledge, and Free Will; Attributing Omniscience; Defining Omniscience; Foreknowledge and Free Will. One Response to the ArgumentA Better Response to the Argument; A Harder Objection; Replies to the Argument; Suggested Reading; 8 Divine Freedom and Moral Perfection; The Compossibility of the Divine Attributes?; Is There a Best Possible World?; Perfect Goodness and Divine Freedom; Some Initial Objections to the Argument; A Somewhat More Complicated (But Compelling) Objection to the Argument; Suggested Reading; 9 Miracles; A Question of Definition; An Immediate Objection; A Brief Refinement; Hume's Objection; Conclusion; Suggested Reading; 10 The Evidentialist Objection. Clifford and "The Ethics of Belief"James and "The Will to Believe"; An Assessment; Suggested Reading; 11 The Evidentialist Objection and Foundationalism; Evidentialism and Foundationalism; The Evidentialist Objection Restated; Self-Referential Incoherence and Reformed Epistemology; Warrant and Proper Function; Warrant and Defeat; Warrant, What's It Good For?; An Evidentialist Alternative; Suggested Reading; References; Index; End User License Agreement.
Series Title: First books in philosophy.

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