On The Epistemic Propriety Of The Conception Of Creatio Ex Nihilo. : )


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Jacek Wojtysiak
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
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The aim of this paper is a defence of the epistemic adequacy of the concept of creatio ex nihilo and of the position of metaphysical creationism. Three ontological possibilities concerning the world are distinguished: the world exists by itself; the existence of the world is depended upon a being that exists by itself; the existence of the world is a brute fact. On the basis of the intuitions of contingency and rationality the author attempts to refute the possibilities and . Then he considers four positions concerning the relationship between the world and the being from endows it with existence: intentionalism, emanationism, creationism and nomologism. Eventually the author sets for creationism as the position more familiar than other ones. He also tries to resolve the problems formulated by the champions of alternative points of view who argue that the concept of creatio ex nihilo cannot be a part of a rational metaphysical theory. Key words CREATIONISM
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