David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
There is a tension between traditional theism and contemporary Platonism. Traditional theism maintains that God is the creator of all things distinct from Him; whereas contemporary Platonism contends that there are innumerably many abstract objects that are uncreated as well as immutable and necessarily existent. These abstract objects include, but are not limited to, numbers, properties, propositions, and relations. In "Absolute Creation" Christopher Menzel and Thomas Morris seek to reconcile traditional theism and contemporary Platonism: they argue that abstract objects are immutable and necessarily existent, but that they are dependent on God for their existence. They have named the view "theistic activism." Brian Leftow argues against the viability of theistic activism. He offers the following three claims: (i) activism entails that God creates Himself; (ii) activism relies on a causal incoherence; and (iii) activism entails an explanatory circle. Hugh J. McCann has also offered an objection to activism. He argues that activism entails a reductio ad absurdum. In this thesis I give an exposition of theistic activism and the objections that Menzel and Morris anticipate in "Absolute Creation." Following that, I argue against Leftow's claims and the objection offered by McCann. In conclusion, I summarize the objections to theistic activism and speculate that activism is not immediately intuitively appealing due to the model of creation activism presupposes
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Simin Rahimi (2012). Divine Command Theory and Theistic Activism. Heythrop Journal 53 (4):551-559.
Matthew Davidson (1999). A Demonstration Against Theistic Activism. Religious Studies 35 (3):277-290.
Marcelo Svirsky (2010). Defining Activism. Deleuze Studies 4 (supplement):163-182.
Keith Frankish (2007). Deciding to Believe Again. Mind 116 (463):523 - 547.
Emmanuel Adegbite, Kenneth Amaeshi & Olufemi Amao (2012). The Politics of Shareholder Activism in Nigeria. Journal of Business Ethics 105 (3):389-402.
M. Bobillo Alfredo, A. Rodriguez Sanz Juan & Fernando Tejerina Gaite (forthcoming). Investment Decisions, Liquidity, and Institutional Activism: An International Study. Journal of Business Ethics.
Alfredo M. Bobillo, Juan A. Rodriguez Sanz & Fernando Tejerina Gaite (2009). Investment Decisions, Liquidity, and Institutional Activism: An International Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):25 - 40.
Dimitris Papadopoulos (2010). Activist Materialism. Deleuze Studies 4 (supplement):64-83.
Donald H. Schepers (2007). A Network Analysis of Shareholder Activism. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 18:351-356.
Shuangge Wen (2009). Institutional Investor Activism on Socially Responsible Investment: Effects and Expectations. Business Ethics 18 (3):308-333.
Sidney G. Tarrow (2005). The New Transnational Activism. Cambridge University Press.
Simone Bignall (2010). Desire, Apathy and Activism. Deleuze Studies 4 (supplement):7-27.
Michael L. Gross (1997). Ethics and Activism: The Theory and Practice of Political Morality. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Patton (2010). Activism, Philosophy and Actuality in Deleuze and Foucault. Deleuze Studies 4 (supplement):84-103.
Added to index2012-06-08
Total downloads7 ( #204,032 of 1,413,361 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #67,207 of 1,413,361 )
How can I increase my downloads?