Category Archives: Philosophy of Religion

Robin Collins, the FTA and the problem of evil

In this post I will be commenting on issues in the fine-tuning argument (FTA) from the problem of evil (PoE) as Robin Collins presents it in his chapter in the Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. I find the evidential PoE to be … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig on Does the Vastness of the Universe Support Naturalism?

If a small universe is evidence for theism, is a vast universe evidence for atheism? I want to consider Craig’s reply to this, but before I do that I should introduce some basic concepts about the symmetry of evidence; that … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig, presentism, Zeno’s paradox, and the Kalam

I have been puzzled by how Craig’s Aristotelian solution to Zeno’s paradoxes is consistent with presentism. I finally got around to reading the part of his book that explains this. If I am understanding his view correctly, it seems that … Continue reading

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Divine Conceptualism

Many theists have taken the potential existence of platonic objects to compromise God’s aseity and sovereignty. God’s aseity is the view that God does not depend on anything outside himself for his existence. God’s sovereignty is the view that everything … Continue reading

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Why is There Anything?

Why is there something rather than nothing?  A common answer is that something is necessary.  In a recent paper, Joshua Rasmussen & Christopher Weaver argue for a thesis they call necessary foundation: “there is a necessarily existing concrete thing or … Continue reading

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