Religious Studies 48 (2):257-268 (2012)

This article is an evaluation of Le Poidevin’s use of Carnap’s stance on ontology within the philosophy of religion. Le Poidevin claims that () theists need to take God to be a putative entity within space-time in order for their claim that God exists to be meaningful, and that () instrumentalism about theology is viable. I argue that although Le Poidevin’s response to Carnap’s argument is no less problematic than that argument itself, his position is in fact thoroughly un-Carnapian. The upshot is that his discussion provides some support to atheism, but none to either of his two official conclusions.
Keywords Carnap  Le Poidevin  Theism
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