Search results for 'simplicity' (try it on Scholar)

1000+ found
Order:
  1.  20
    Guillaume Rochefort-Maranda (2016). Simplicity and Model Selection. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 6 (2):261-279.
    In this paper I compare parametric and nonparametric regression models with the help of a simulated data set. Doing so, I have two main objectives. The first one is to differentiate five concepts of simplicity and assess their respective importance. The second one is to show that the scope of the existing philosophical literature on simplicity and model selection is too narrow because it does not take the nonparametric approach into account, S112–S123, 2002; Forster and Sober in The (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2.  81
    Noël B. Saenz (2014). Against Divine Truthmaker Simplicity. Faith and Philosophy 31 (4):460-474.
    Divine Simplicity has it that God is absolutely simple. God exhibits no metaphysical complexity; he has neither proper parts nor distinct intrinsic properties. Recently, Jeffrey Brower has put forward an account of divine simplicity that has it that God is the truthmaker for all intrinsic essential predications about him. This allows Brower to preserve the intuitive thought that God is not a property but a concrete being. In this paper, I provide two objections to Brower’s account that are (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  3.  91
    Elliott Sober (1975). Simplicity. Clarendon Press.
    Attempts to show that the simplicity of a hypothesis can be measured by attending to how well it answers certain kinds of questions.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   48 citations  
  4.  99
    M. B. Willard (2014). Against Simplicity. Philosophical Studies 167 (1):165-181.
    Sometimes metaphysicians appeal to simplicity as a reason to prefer one metaphysical theory to another, especially when a philosophical dispute has otherwise reached a state of equilibrium. In this paper, I show that given a Quinean conception of metaphysics, several initially plausible justifications for simplicity as a metaphysical criterion do not succeed. If philosophers wish to preserve simplicity as a metaphysical criterion, therefore, they must radically reconceive the project of metaphysics.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  5.  63
    Scott Sehon & Donald Stanley (2010). Evidence and Simplicity: Why We Should Reject Homeopathy. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (2):276-281.
    Homeopathic medications are used by millions, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on these remedies in the USA alone. In the UK, the NHS covers homeopathic treatments. Nonetheless, homeopathy is held in considerable disrepute by much of the medical and scientific community.Many proponents of homeopathy are well aware of these criticisms but remain unimpressed. The differences of opinion run deep, and the debate seems deadlocked. We aim to shed some light on this situation. We briefly recap some of (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  6.  88
    Joshua Colt Gambrel & Philip Cafaro (2010). The Virtue of Simplicity. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):85-108.
    In this paper we explore material simplicity, defined as the virtue disposing us to act appropriately within the sphere of our consumer decisions. Simplicity is a conscientious and restrained attitude toward material goods that typically includes (1) decreased consumption and (2) a more conscious consumption; hence (3) greater deliberation regarding our consumer decisions; (4) a more focused life in general; and (5) a greater and more nuanced appreciation for other things besides material goods, and also for (6) material (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  7. Nicholas Maxwell, Non-Empirical Requirements Scientific Theories Must Satisfy: Simplicity, Unification, Explanation, Beauty. PhilSci Archive.
    A scientific theory, in order to be accepted as a part of theoretical scientific knowledge, must satisfy both empirical and non-empirical requirements, the latter having to do with simplicity, unity, explanatory character, symmetry, beauty. No satisfactory, generally accepted account of such non-empirical requirements has so far been given. Here, a proposal is put forward which, it is claimed, makes a contribution towards solving the problem. This proposal concerns unity of physical theory. In order to satisfy the non-empirical requirement of (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  8.  58
    Armin W. Schulz (2011). Simulation, Simplicity, and Selection: An Evolutionary Perspective on High-Level Mindreading. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 152 (2):271 - 285.
    In this paper, I argue that a natural selection-based perspective gives reasons for thinking that the core of the ability to mindread cognitively complex mental states is subserved by a simulationist process—that is, that it relies on nonspecialised mechanisms in the attributer's cognitive architecture whose primary function is the generation of her own decisions and inferences. In more detail, I try to establish three conclusions. First, I try to make clearer what the dispute between simulationist and non-simulationist theories of mindreading (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  9.  71
    Yann Schmitt (2013). The Deadlock of Absolute Divine Simplicity. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (1):117-130.
    In this article, I explain how and why different attempts to defend absolute divine simplicity fail. A proponent of absolute divine simplicity has to explain why different attributions do not suppose a metaphysical complexity in God but just one superproperty, why there is no difference between God and His super-property and finally how a absolute simple entity can be the truthmaker of different intrinsic predications. It does not necessarily lead to a rejection of divine simplicity but it (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  10.  80
    Philippe Gagnon (2013). An Improbable God Between Simplicity and Complexity: Thinking About Dawkins's Challenge. International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (4):409-433.
    Richard Dawkins has popularized an argument that he thinks sound for showing that there is almost certainly no God. It rests on the assumptions (1) that complex and statistically improbable things are more difficult to explain than those that are not and (2) that an explanatory mechanism must show how this complexity can be built up from simpler means. But what justifies claims about the designer’s own complexity? One comes to a different understanding of order and of simplicity when (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  11.  41
    Luigi Scorzato (2013). On the Role of Simplicity in Science. Synthese 190 (14):2867-2895.
    Simple assumptions represent a decisive reason to prefer one theory to another in everyday scientific praxis. But this praxis has little philosophical justification, since there exist many notions of simplicity, and those that can be defined precisely strongly depend on the language in which the theory is formulated. The language dependence is a natural feature—to some extent—but it is also believed to be a fatal problem, because, according to a common general argument, the simplicity of a theory is (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  12.  92
    Graham Oppy (2003). The Devilish Complexities of Divine Simplicity. Philo 6 (1):10-22.
    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, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  13. Stewart Duncan (2009). Hume and a Worry About Simplicity. History of Philosophy Quarterly 26 (2):139-157.
    I discuss Hume's views about whether simplicity and generality are positive features of explanations. In criticizing Hobbes and others who base their systems of morality on self interest, Hume diagnoses their errors as resulting from a "love of simplicity". These worries about whether simplicity is a positive feature of explanations emerge in Hume's thinking over time. But Hume does not completely reject the idea that it's good to seek simple explanations. What Hume thinks we need is good (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  14. Nicholas Maxwell, Simplicity. PhilSci Archive.
    There are two problems of simplicity. What does it mean to characterize a scientific theory as simple, unified or explanatory in view of the fact that a simple theory can always be made complex (and vice versa) by a change of terminology? How is preference in science for simple theories to be justified? In this paper I put forward a proposal as to how the first problem is to be solved. The more nearly the totality of fundamental physical theory (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  15. Nicholas Maxwell (1979). Induction, Simplicity and Scientific Progress. Scientia 114 (14):629-653.
    In a recent work, Popper claims to have solved the problem of induction. In this paper I argue that Popper fails both to solve the problem, and to formulate the problem properly. I argue, however, that there are aspects of Popper's approach which, when strengthened and developed, do provide a solution to at least an important part of the problem of induction, along somewhat Popperian lines. This proposed solution requires, and leads to, a new theory of the role of (...) in science, which may have helpful implications for science itself, thus actually stimulating scientific progress. (shrink)
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  16. Andrew Pessin (2010). Divine Simplicity and the Eternal Truths: Descartes and the Scholastics. Philosophia 38 (1):69-105.
    Descartes famously endorsed the view that (CD) God freely created the eternal truths, such that He could have done otherwise than He did. This controversial doctrine is much discussed in recent secondary literature, yet Descartes’s actual arguments for CD have received very little attention. In this paper I focus on what many take to be a key Cartesian argument for CD: that divine simplicity entails the dependence of the eternal truths on the divine will. What makes this (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  17.  54
    Arnold Zellner, Hugo A. Keuzenkamp & Michael McAleer (eds.) (2001). Simplicity, Inference and Modeling: Keeping It Sophisticatedly Simple. Cambridge University Press.
    The idea that simplicity matters in science is as old as science itself, with the much cited example of Ockham's Razor, 'entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem': entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity. A problem with Ockham's razor is that nearly everybody seems to accept it, but few are able to define its exact meaning and to make it operational in a non-arbitrary way. Using a multidisciplinary perspective including philosophers, mathematicians, econometricians and economists, this monograph examines (...) by asking six questions: What is meant by simplicity? How is simplicity measured? Is there an optimum trade-off between simplicity and goodness-of-fit? What is the relation between simplicity and empirical modelling? What is the relation between simplicity and prediction? What is the connection between simplicity and convenience? The book concludes with reflections on simplicity by Nobel Laureates in Economics. (shrink)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  18.  6
    Mark Sprevak & David Statham (2015). Group Minds and Explanatory Simplicity. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 76:3-19.
    This paper explores the claim that explanation of a <span class='Hi'>group</span>'s behaviour in term of individual mental states is, in principle, superior to explanation of that behaviour in terms of <span class='Hi'>group</span> mental states. We focus on the supposition that individual-level explanation is superior because it is simpler than <span class='Hi'>group</span>-level explanation. In this paper, we consider three different simplicity metrics. We argue that on none of those metrics does individual-level explanation achieve greater simplicity than a <span class='Hi'>group</span>-level (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  19.  79
    Mohammad Saeedimehr (2007). Divine Simplicity. Topoi 26 (2):191-199.
    According to a doctrine widely held by most medieval philosophers and theologians, whether in the Muslim or Christian world, there are no metaphysical distinctions in God whatsoever. As a result of the compendious theorizing that has been done on this issue, the doctrine, usually called the doctrine of divine simplicity, has been bestowed a prominent status in both Islamic and Christian philosophical theology. In Islamic philosophy some well-known philosophers, such as Ibn Sina (980–1037) and Mulla Sadra (1571–1640), developed this (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  20.  41
    John Lamont (1997). Aquinas on Divine Simplicity. The Monist 80 (4):521-538.
    The paper corrects misrepresentations of Aquinas's understanding of divine simplicity, argues that the reasons he gives for divine simplicity are persuasive ones, and suggests how Aquinas's account of the Trinity can be used to explain how God can be said to exist necessarily. It gives an account of Aquinas's conception of form and individualised form, and shows how Plantinga's criticism of Aquinas's position on divine simplicity rests on a misunderstanding of Aquinas's notion of form. It describes and (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  21.  26
    Anne S. Hsu, Nick Chater & Paul Vitányi (2013). Language Learning From Positive Evidence, Reconsidered: A Simplicity-Based Approach. Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (1):35-55.
    Children learn their native language by exposure to their linguistic and communicative environment, but apparently without requiring that their mistakes be corrected. Such learning from “positive evidence” has been viewed as raising “logical” problems for language acquisition. In particular, without correction, how is the child to recover from conjecturing an over-general grammar, which will be consistent with any sentence that the child hears? There have been many proposals concerning how this “logical problem” can be dissolved. In this study, we review (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  22.  28
    Yunfeng Li & Zygmunt Pizlo (2011). Depth Cues Versus the Simplicity Principle in 3D Shape Perception. Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (4):667-685.
    Two experiments were performed to explore the mechanisms of human 3D shape perception. In Experiment 1, the subjects’ performance in a shape constancy task in the presence of several cues (edges, binocular disparity, shading and texture) was tested. The results show that edges and binocular disparity, but not shading or texture, are important in 3D shape perception. Experiment 2 tested the effect of several simplicity constraints, such as symmetry and planarity on subjects’ performance in a shape constancy task. The (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  23.  39
    James W. McAllister (1991). The Simplicity of Theories: Its Degree and Form. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 22 (1):1-14.
    Almost all commentators acknowledge that among the grounds on which scientists perform theory-choices are criteria of simplicity. In general, simplicity is regarded either as only a logico-empirical quality of a theory, diagnostic of the theory's future predictive success, or as a purely aesthetic or otherwise extra-empirical property of it. This paper attempts to demonstrate that the simplicity-criteria applied in scientific practice include both a logico-empirical and a quasi-aesthetic criterion: to conflate these in an account (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  24.  2
    Birgit Mara Kaiser (2011). Figures of Simplicity: Sensation and Thinking in Kleist and Melville. State University of New York Press.
    Figures of Simplicity explores a unique constellation of figures from philosophy and literature—Heinrich von Kleist, Herman Melville, G. W. Leibniz, and Alexander Baumgarten—in an attempt to recover alternative conceptions of aesthetics and dimensions of thinking lost in the disciplinary narration of aesthetics after Kant. This is done primarily by tracing a variety of “simpletons” that populate the writings of Kleist and Melville. These figures are not entirely ignorant, or stupid, but simple. Their simplicity is a way of thinking, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  25. N. Maxwell (1979). Induzione, semplicità e progresso scientifico (Italian translation of "Induction, Simplicity and Scientific Progress". Scientia 114 (14), 1979, 629-653). Scientia 73 (14):655.
    In a recent work, Popper claims to have solved the problem of induction. In this paper I argue that Popper fails both to solve the problem, and to formulate the problem properly. I argue, however, that there are aspects of Popper's approach which, when strengthened and developed, do provide a solution to at least an important part of the problem of induction, along somewhat Popperian lines. This proposed solution requires, and leads to, a new theory of the role of (...) in science, which may have helpful implications for science itself, thus actually stimulating scientific progress. (shrink)
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  26. Gordon Pettit (2009). Moral Objectivity, Simplicity, and the Identity View of God. Philosophia Christi 11 (1):126-144.
    In contrast to the most common view, I argue that one can consistently affirm that fundamental moral principles are objective and invariable, and yet are dependent on God. I explore and reject appealing to divine simplicity as a basis for affirming this conjunction. Rather, I develop the thesis that God is identical to the Good (the Identity View or IV) and argue that the IV does not fall to the criticisms of simplicity. I then consider a divine will (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  27.  21
    Jerome M. Segal (2002). Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American Dream. University of California Press.
    Despite the United States' economic abundance, "the good life" has proved elusive. Millions long for more time for friends and family, for reading or walking or relaxing. Instead our lives are frantic, hectic, and harried. In Graceful Simplicity, Jerome M. Segal, philosopher, political activist, and former staff member of the House Budget Committee, expands and deepens the contemporary discourse on simple living. He articulates his conception of a politics of simplicity--one rooted in beauty, peace of mind, appreciativeness, and (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  28. Erik Wielenberg (2009). Dawkins's Gambit, Hume's Aroma, and God's Simplicity. Philosophia Christi 11 (1):113-127.
    I examine the central atheistic argument of Richard Dawkins’s book The God Delusion (“Dawkins’s Gambit”) and illustrate its failure. I further show that Dawkins’s Gambit is a fragment of a more comprehensive critique of theism found in David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Among the failings of Dawkins’s Gambit is that it is directed against a version of the God Hypothesis that few traditional monotheists hold. Hume’s critique is more challenging in that it targets versions of the (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  29.  16
    Jack Cohen (1994). The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World. Viking.
    Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart explore the ability of complicated rules to generate simple behaviour in nature through 'the collapse of chaos'.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   18 citations  
  30. Richard Swinburne (1997). Simplicity as Evidence of Truth. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   8 citations  
  31.  76
    Simon Fitzpatrick (2013). Simplicity in the Philosophy of Science. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  32. P. Ziff (1965). The Simplicity of Other Minds. Journal of Philosophy 62 (October):575-84.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  33.  20
    Marleen Rozemond (2014). The Faces of Simplicity in Descartes’s Soul. In Dominik Perler & Klaus Corcilius (eds.), Partitioning the Soul: Debates From Plato to Leibniz. De Gruyter 219-244.
    In this paper I explain several ways in which Descartes denied that the human soul or mind is composite and the role this idea played in his thought. The mind is whole in the whole and whole in the parts of the body because it has no parts. Unlike body, the mind is indivisible, and this is a different idea from the thought that mind and body are incorruptible. Descartes connects the immortality of the soul with its status as a (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  34. Floyd Merrell (1998). Simplicity and Complexity Pondering Literature, Science, and Painting.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  35. Jerome M. Segal (1999). Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living. H. Holt & Co..
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  36.  35
    John A. Humphrey (1999). Quine, Kripke's Wittgenstein, Simplicity and Sceptical Solutions. Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (1):43-55.
  37. Laird Addis (2000). The Simplicity of Content. Metaphysica 1 (2):23-44.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  38. Wil Derkse (1992). On Simplicity and Elegance: An Essay in Intellectual History. Eburon.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  39. Daniel J. Gilman (1993). Optimization and Simplicity: Marr's Theory of Vision and Biological Explanation. Synthese 107 (3):293-323.
  40.  2
    Ben Mijuskovic (1976). The Simplicity Argument in Wittgenstein and Russell. Critica 8 (22):85 - 103.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  41. Kenneth S. Friedman (1990). Predictive Simplicity: Induction Exhum'd. Pergamon Press.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  42. John Reed (2010). Elegant Simplicity: Reflections on an Alternative Way of Being. Calder Walker.
  43.  12
    Lawrence B. Slobodkin (1992). Simplicity and Complexity in Games of the Intellect. Harvard University Press.
    Slobodkin proposes that the best intellectual work is done as if it were a game on a simplified playing field.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  44. Jeffrey E. Brower (2008). Making Sense of Divine Simplicity. Faith and Philosophy 25 (1):3-30.
    According to the doctrine of divine simplicity, God is an absolutely simple being lacking any distinct metaphysical parts, properties, or constituents. Although this doctrine was once an essential part of traditional philosophical theology, it is now widely rejected as incoherent. In this paper, I develop an interpretation of the doctrine designed to resolve contemporary concerns about its coherence, as well as to show precisely what is required to make sense of divine simplicity.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  45. J. Woodward (2014). Simplicity in the Best Systems Account of Laws of Nature. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (1):91-123.
    This article discusses the role of simplicity and the notion of a best balance of simplicity and strength within the best systems account (BSA) of laws of nature. The article explores whether there is anything in scientific practice that corresponds to the notion of simplicity or to the trade-off between simplicity and strength to which the BSA appeals. Various theoretical rationales for simplicity preferences and their bearing on the identification of laws are also explored. It (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  46. John MacFarlane (2011). Simplicity Made Difficult. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 156 (3):441 - 448.
    Simplicity made difficult Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-8 DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9626-9 Authors John MacFarlane, Department of Philosophy, University of California, 314 Moses Hall #2390, Berkeley, CA 94720-2390, USA Journal Philosophical Studies Online ISSN 1573-0883 Print ISSN 0031-8116.
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  47.  46
    Kevin Kelly (2007). A New Solution to the Puzzle of Simplicity. Philosophy of Science 74 (5):561-573.
    Explaining the connection, if any, between simplicity and truth is among the deepest problems facing the philosophy of science, statistics, and machine learning. Say that an efficient truth finding method minimizes worst case costs en route to converging to the true answer to a theory choice problem. Let the costs considered include the number of times a false answer is selected, the number of times opinion is reversed, and the times at which the reversals occur. It is demonstrated that (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   9 citations  
  48. Elliott Sober, What is the Problem of Simplicity?
    The problem of simplicity involves three questions: How is the simplicity of a hypothesis to be measured? How is the use of simplicity as a guide to hypothesis choice to be justified? And how is simplicity related to other desirable features of hypotheses -- that is, how is simplicity to be traded-off? The present paper explores these three questions, from a variety of viewpoints, including Bayesianism, likelihoodism, and the framework of predictive accuracy formulated by Akaike (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  49. Byunghan Kim (2001). Simplicity, and Stability in There. Journal of Symbolic Logic 66 (2):822-836.
    Firstly, in this paper, we prove that the equivalence of simplicity and the symmetry of forking. Secondly, we attempt to recover definability part of stability theory to simplicity theory. In particular, using elimination of hyperimaginaries we prove that for any supersimple T, canonical base of an amalgamation class P is the union of names of ψ-definitions of P, ψ ranging over stationary L-formulas in P. Also, we prove that the same is true with stable formulas for an 1-based (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  50. Bruce Langtry (2011). Swinburne on the Simplicity of Theism. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (2):409 - 426.
    This paper argues that (1) Richard Swinburne’s general account of the simplicity of empirical hypotheses fails because it involves a deeply problematic notion of postulating a property, while there is a wide range of hypotheses where the assessment of simplicity rests entirely on the number and kinds of postulated properties, (2) Swinburne’s main argument in ’The Christian God’ for the simplicity of theism, the one based on considerations about pure limitless intentional power, is significantly weaker than he (...)
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
1 — 50 / 1000