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Theism and ultimate explanation : the necessary shape of contingency

Author: Timothy O'Connor
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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An expansive, yet succinct, analysis of the Philosophy of Religion from metaphysics through theology. Organized into two sections, the text first examines truths concerning what is possible and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy O'Connor
ISBN: 9781444350883 1444350889
OCLC Number: 798783554
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Blackwell, 2008.
Description: xiii, 177 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Explanatory Role of Necessity --
Modality and Explanation --
Relative and Absolute Necessity --
Scientifically Established Necessities --
An Epistemological Worry about Modality: Causal Contact with Modal Facts --
Modal Nihilism --
Modal Reductionism and Deflationism --
Modal Anti-Realism and Quasi-Realism --
Conclusion --
Modal Knowledge --
Conceivability as Our Guide? --
Modality a Matter of Principle? --
The Theoretical Roles of Modal Claims: Towards a Modal Epistemology --
The Sphere of Possibility --
The Necessary Shape of Contingency --
Ultimate Explanation and Necessary Being: The Existence Stage of the Cosmological Argument --
Necessary Being --
Two Objections to the Traditional Answer --
Necessary Being as the Explanatory Ground of Contingency? --
The Identification Stage --
From Necessary Being to God, I: Transcendent, Not Immanent --
Two Models of Transcendent Necessary Being: Logos and Chaos --
Varieties of Chaos --
Interlude: The Fine-Tuning Argument --
From Necessary Being to God, II: Logos, Not Random Chaos --
The Scope of Contingency --
How Many Universes Would Perfection Realize? --
Perfection and Freedom --
Some Applications of the Many-Universe-Creation Hypothesis --
Necessary Being and the Scope of Possibility --
Necessary Being and the Many Necessary Truths --
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Anselm? --
The Unity of the Divine Nature and Its Consequences --
Natural Theology in the Understanding of Revealed Theology --
Coda.
Responsibility: Timothy O'Connor.

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