The Trinity and Extended Simples

Faith and Philosophy 33 (4):414-440 (2016)
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Abstract

In this paper, I will offer an analogy between the Trinity and extended simples that supports a Latin approach to the Trinity. The theoretical tools developed to discuss and debate extended simples in the literature of contemporary analytic metaphysics, I argue, can help us make useful conceptual distinctions in attempts to understand what it could be for God to be Triune. Furthermore, the analogy between extended simples and the Trinity might surprise some who find one of these at least plausibly possible and the other incoherent.

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Martin Pickup
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Location and Mereology.Cody Gilmore - 2013 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Trinity.Dale Tuggy - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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