David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Religious Studies 42 (2):159-176 (2006)
Plausibly, if an object persists through time, then its later existence must be caused by its earlier existence. Many theists endorse a theory of continuous creation, according to which God is the sole cause of a creature's existence at a given time. The conjunction of these two theses rather unfortunately implies that no object distinct from God persists at all. What strategies for resolving this difficulty are available? (Published Online April 7 2006).
|Keywords||continuous creation persistence occasionalism immanent causation concurrentism|
|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
Nicholas Everitt (2010). The Divine Attributes. Philosophy Compass 5 (1):78-90.
Similar books and articles
Richard Cross (2006). The Eternity of the World and the Distinction Between Creation and Conservation. Religious Studies 42 (4):403-416.
Stephen Maitzen (2006). Divine Hiddenness and the Demographics of Theism. Religious Studies 42 (2):177-191.
Josh Parsons (2000). Must a Four-Dimensionalist Believe in Temporal Parts? The Monist 83 (3):399-418.
Jonathan L. Kvanvig & Hugh J. McCann (1988). ``Divine Conservation and the Persistence of the World&Quot. In Thomas V. Morris (ed.), Divine and Human Action: Essays in the Metaphysics of Theism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 13-49.
Louis A. Mancha (2003). Defending God's Strong Conservation. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77:145-157.
John Beaudoin (2007). The World's Continuance: Divine Conservation or Existential Inertia? [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (2):83 - 98.
Philip L. Quinn (1983). ``Divine Conservation, Continuous Creation, and Human Action&Quot. In Alfred J. Freddoso (ed.), The Existence & Nature of God. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 55--80.
Adolf Grünbaum (1998). Theological Misinterpretations of Current Physical Cosmology. Philo 1 (1):15-34.
Eric Yang (2009). Conservation, Discontinuous Time, and Causal Continuity. Religious Studies 45 (1):85-93.
William Lane Craig (1998). Creation and Conservation Once More. Religious Studies 34 (2):177-188.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #38,481 of 1,099,914 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #17,184 of 1,099,914 )
How can I increase my downloads?