David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philo 6 (1):10-22 (2003)
In On the Nature and Existence of God, Richard Gale follows majority opinion in giving very short shrift to the doctrine of divine simplicity: in his view, there is no coherent expressible doctrine of divine simplicity. Rising to the implicit challenge, I argue that---contrary to what is widely believed---there is a coherently expressible doctrine of divine simplicity, though it is rather different from the views that are typically expressed by defenders of this doctrine. At the very least, I think that I manage to show that there are ways of understanding the doctrine of divine simplicity that have not yet been adequately examined.
|Keywords||Divine Simplicity Richard Gale Truthmakers God as Truthmaker Divine Attributes|
|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
Joseph Stenberg (2014). Divine Properties, Parts, and Parity. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 75 (5):388-405.
Similar books and articles
Jeffrey E. Brower (2008). Making Sense of Divine Simplicity. Faith and Philosophy 25 (1):3-30.
John Lamont (1997). Aquinas on Divine Simplicity. The Monist 80 (4):521-538.
Alexander Pruss (2008). On Two Problems of Divine Simplicity. Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 1:150-167.
Jeffrey E. Brower (2009). Simplicity and Aseity. In Thomas P. Flint & Michael C. Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press 105-28.
Andrew Pessin (2010). Divine Simplicity and the Eternal Truths: Descartes and the Scholastics. Philosophia 38 (1):69-105.
Mohammad Saeedimehr (2007). Divine Simplicity. Topoi 26 (2):191-199.
Oliver D. Crisp (2003). Jonathan Edwards on Divine Simplicity. Religious Studies 39 (1):23-41.
W. Matthews Grant (2003). Aquinas, Divine Simplicity, and Divine Freedom. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77:129-144.
W. Matthews Grant (2012). Divine Simplicity, Contingent Truths, and Extrinsic Models of Divine Knowing. Faith and Philosophy 29 (3):254-274.
R. T. Mullins (2016). Divine Perfection and Creation. Heythrop Journal 57 (1):122-134.
Yann Schmitt (2013). The Deadlock of Absolute Divine Simplicity. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (1):117-130.
Susan Peppers-Bates (2008). Divine Simplicity and Divine Command Ethics. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (3):361-369.
Brian Leftow (1990). Is God an Abstract Object? Noûs 24 (4):581-598.
Katherin Rogers & Kate Rogers (1996). The Traditional Doctrine of Divine Simplicity. Religious Studies 32 (2):165 - 186.
T. Ryan Byerly (2012). Why Persons Cannot Be Properties. Philosophy and Theology 24 (1):67-83.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads93 ( #42,699 of 1,792,039 )
Recent downloads (6 months)22 ( #36,438 of 1,792,039 )
How can I increase my downloads?