Giving up omnipotence

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):97-117 (2014)
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Scott Hill
Auburn University
Abstract
For any essential property God has, there is an ability He does not have. He is unable to bring about any state of affairs in which He does not have that property. Such inabilities seem to preclude omnipotence. After making trouble for the standard responses to this problem, I offer my own solution: God is not omnipotent. This may seem like a significant loss for the theist. But I show that it is not. The theist may abandon the doctrine that God is omnipotent without scaling back the extent of His power and without denying that He has all perfections.
Keywords Ability  Impossible States of Affairs  Perfection  Traditionalism  Revisionism
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DOI 10.1080/00455091.2014.914289
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