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Theism and ultimate explanation : the necessary shape of contingency, Timothy O'Connor

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Theism and ultimate explanation : the necessary shape of contingency
Title
Theism and ultimate explanation
Title remainder
the necessary shape of contingency
Statement of responsibility
Timothy O'Connor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an expansive, yet succinct, analysis of the Philosophy of Religion from metaphysics through theology. Organized into two sections, the text first examines truths concerning what is possible and what is necessary. These chapters lay the foundation for the book's second part: the search for a metaphysical framework that permits the possibility of an ultimate explanation that is correct and complete. A cutting-edge scholarly work which engages with the traditional metaphysician's quest for a true ultimate; Explanation of the most general features of the world we inhabit; Develops an original view concerning the epistemology and metaphysics of modality, or truths concerning what is possible or necessary; Applies this framework to a re-examination of the cosmological argument for theism; Defends a novel version of the Leibnizian cosmological argument. - Publisher
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1965-
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O'Connor, Timothy
Dewey number
211/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BD555
LC item number
.O36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Theism
  • Modality (Logic)
  • Contingency (Philosophy)
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Theism and ultimate explanation : the necessary shape of contingency, Timothy O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [162]-171) and index
Contents
Part I: The Explanatory Role of Necessity -- Modality and explanation -- Relative and a necessity -- Scientifically established necessities -- An epistemological worry about modality: causal contact with modal facts -- Modal nihilism -- Modal reductionism and deflationism -- Modal anti-realism and quasi-realism -- Conclusion -- Modal Knowledge -- Conceivability as our guide? -- Modality a matter of principle? -- The theoretical roles of modal claims: towards a modal epistemology -- The spheres of possibility -- Part II: The Necessary Shape of Contingency -- Ultimate explanation and necessary being: the existence stage of the cosmological argument -- Necessary being -- Two objections to the traditional answer -- Necessary being as the explanatory ground of contingency? -- The identification stage -- From necessary being to God, I: transcendent, not immanent -- Two models of transcendent necessary being: logos and chaos -- Varieties of chaos -- Interlude: the fine-tuning argument -- From necessary being to God, II: logos, not random chaos -- The scope of contingency -- How many universes would perfection realize? -- Perfection and freedom -- Some applications of the many-universe-creation hypothesis -- Necessary being and the scope of possibility -- Necessary being and the many necessary truths -- The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Anselm? -- The unity of the divine nature and its consequences -- Natural theology in the understanding of revealed theology -- Coda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 177 p.
Isbn
9781405169691
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007032685
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
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  • (CaMWU)u2898686-01umb_inst
  • 2760556
  • (Sirsi) i9781405169691
  • (OCoLC)163707768
Label
Theism and ultimate explanation : the necessary shape of contingency, Timothy O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [162]-171) and index
Contents
Part I: The Explanatory Role of Necessity -- Modality and explanation -- Relative and a necessity -- Scientifically established necessities -- An epistemological worry about modality: causal contact with modal facts -- Modal nihilism -- Modal reductionism and deflationism -- Modal anti-realism and quasi-realism -- Conclusion -- Modal Knowledge -- Conceivability as our guide? -- Modality a matter of principle? -- The theoretical roles of modal claims: towards a modal epistemology -- The spheres of possibility -- Part II: The Necessary Shape of Contingency -- Ultimate explanation and necessary being: the existence stage of the cosmological argument -- Necessary being -- Two objections to the traditional answer -- Necessary being as the explanatory ground of contingency? -- The identification stage -- From necessary being to God, I: transcendent, not immanent -- Two models of transcendent necessary being: logos and chaos -- Varieties of chaos -- Interlude: the fine-tuning argument -- From necessary being to God, II: logos, not random chaos -- The scope of contingency -- How many universes would perfection realize? -- Perfection and freedom -- Some applications of the many-universe-creation hypothesis -- Necessary being and the scope of possibility -- Necessary being and the many necessary truths -- The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Anselm? -- The unity of the divine nature and its consequences -- Natural theology in the understanding of revealed theology -- Coda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 177 p.
Isbn
9781405169691
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007032685
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2898686-01umb_inst
  • 2760556
  • (Sirsi) i9781405169691
  • (OCoLC)163707768

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