What God only knows: a reply to Rob Lovering

Religious Studies 50 (2):245-254 (2014)

Authors
Matthew Frise
Santa Clara University
Abstract
Rob Lovering has recently argued that God is not omniscient on the grounds that (1) in order to be omniscient a subject must not only know all truths always but also know what it's like not to know a truth, and (2) God cannot fulfil both of these requirements. I show that Lovering's argument is unsuccessful since he inadequately supports (1) and (2), and since there are several serious doubts about (2). I also show that Lovering does not otherwise indicate that God is not maximally great
Keywords Omniscience  Rob Lovering
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014
DOI 10.1017/s0034412513000425
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 39,645
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Philosophical Papers.David K. Lewis - 1983 - Oxford University Press.
Methodology and the Nature of Knowing How.Michael Devitt - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy 108 (4):205-218.
Phenomenal Knowledge.Earl Conee - 1994 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (2):136-150.
Postscript to "Mad Pain and Martian Pain".David Lewis - 1983 - Philosophical Papers 12:122-133.

View all 10 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Does Ordinary Morality Imply Atheism? A Reply to Maitzen.Rob Lovering - 2011 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 16 (2):83-98.
The Virtues of Hunting: A Reply to Jensen.Robert Lovering - 2006 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 13 (1):68-76.
The Ever Conscious View: A Critique.Rob Lovering - 2011 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (1):90-101.
Divine Hiddenness and Inculpable Ignorance.Robert P. Lovering - 2004 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 56 (2/3):89-107.
A Reply to Professor Rowe.Clement Dore - 1986 - Faith and Philosophy 3 (3):314-318.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-10-25

Total views
53 ( #139,277 of 2,326,143 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #534,295 of 2,326,143 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature