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An argument on the existence of god

However, since the mid-1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in these arguments. Each of these kinds of arguments has found supporters, although few regard these as the strongest arguments that can be given for the existence of God.

Discussion of teleological arguments has, in recent times, been partly driven by the emergence of the intelligent design movement in the United States. On the other hand, there has also been the development of fine-tuning teleological arguments driven primarily by results from very recent cosmological investigation of our universe. General Overviews There are few works that seek to provide a comprehensive overview of arguments for the existence of God; there are rather more works that seek to give a thorough treatment of arguments for and against the existence of God.

  • It was a revolution in human thought, operating outside any explanations grounded in scientific materialism, that drove the process;
  • God and Other Minds;
  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion;
  • The works mentioned so far are all products of nonbelief; they all provide critical analyses and negative assessments of the arguments for the existence of God that they consider;
  • What is interesting to me, however, are the fierce arguments that have taken place between professional evolutionary biologists.

Mackie 1982 is the gold standard: Other worthy treatments of a range of arguments for the existence of God—as parts of treatments of ranges of arguments for and against the existence of God—include Gale 1991Martin 1990and Oppy 2006. The works mentioned so far are all products of nonbelief; they all provide critical analyses and negative assessments of the arguments for the existence of God that they consider.

Plantinga 1990 is an interesting product of belief that also provides critical analyses and negative assessments of the arguments for the existence of God that it considers, although in the service of a wider argument in favor of the rationality of religious belief; first published in 1967, this work was clearly the gold standard for analysis of arguments for the existence of God prior to Mackie 1982.

  • On the Nature and Existence of God;
  • Worthy contribution to the literature on arguments for the existence of God.

Of the general works that provide a more positive assessment of arguments for the existence of God, consideration should certainly be given to Plantinga 2007 and, for those interested in a gentle but enthusiastic introduction, Davies 2004. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press, 2004. Wide-ranging introduction to philosophy of religion that includes a discussion of ontological arguments, cosmological arguments, teleological arguments, arguments from religious experience, arguments from miracles, and moral arguments.

Good coverage of a range of arguments for the existence of God.

On the Nature and Existence of God. Cambridge University Press, 1991. The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God.

  1. Cambridge University Press, 2004. However, since the mid-1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in these arguments.
  2. It violates our sense of justice that imperfect justice may prevail. Despite the many other enormous advances of modern physics, little has changed in this regard.
  3. The Argument from Perfect Justice 1. What is interesting to me, however, are the fierce arguments that have taken place between professional evolutionary biologists.

Benchmark text for critical discussion of arguments for the existence of God. Temple University Press, 1990. Comprehensive cumulative case for atheism. Worthy contribution to the literature on arguments for the existence of God. Cambridge University Press, 2006. Discussion of ontological arguments that supplements Ontological Arguments and Belief in God Oppy 1995cited under Ontological Arguments.

Also includes some discussion of methodology: God and Other Minds: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Instrumental in setting new standards of rigor and precision for the analysis of arguments for the existence of God. First published in 1967. Two Dozen or so Theistic Arguments. Edited by Deane-Peter Baker, 203—228.

36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Cambridge University Press, 2007. Divided into a metaphysical arguments aboutness, collections, numbers, counterfactuals, physical constants, complexity, contingencyb epistemological arguments positive epistemic status, proper function, simplicity, induction, rejection of global skepticism, reference, intuitionc moral arguments, and d other arguments colors and flavors, love, Mozart, play and enjoyment, providence, miracles.

Arguments For and Against Beliefs in God. Cambridge University Press, 2004. Contains very detailed analyses of ontological arguments, cosmological arguments, teleological arguments, and arguments from miracles. Brought new rigor and technical precision to the discussion of these arguments for the existence of God. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content on this page.

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