Rethinking the Ontological Argument: A Neoclassical Theistic Response

Cambridge University Press (2006)
In recent years, the ontological argument and theistic metaphysics have been criticized by philosophers working in both the analytic and continental traditions. Responses to these criticisms have primarily come from philosophers who make use of the traditional, and problematic, concept of God. In this volume, Daniel A. Dombrowski defends the ontological argument against its contemporary critics, but he does so by using a neoclassical or process concept of God, thereby strengthening the case for a contemporary theistic metaphysics. Relying on the thought of Charles Hartshorne, he builds on Hartshorne's crucial distinction between divine existence and divine actuality, which enables neoclassical defenders of the ontological argument to avoid the familiar criticism that the argument moves illegitimately from an abstract concept to concrete reality. His argument, thus, avoids the problems inherent in the traditional concept of God as static.
Keywords Theism  Process theology  God Proof, Ontological
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Call number BD555.D67 2006
ISBN(s) 0521863694   9780521863698  
DOI 10.1007/s11153-007-9130-0
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Daniel A. Dombrowski (2012). Homer, Competition, and Sport. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (1):33-51.
Daniel A. Dombrowski (2007). Oppy, Infinity, and the Neoclassical Concept of God. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (1):25 - 37.
Daniel Dombrowski (2010). Rival Concepts of God and Rival Versions of Mysticism. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 68 (1-3):153-165.

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