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Indexicals and Spacelessness

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237251.003.0003
Indexicals and Spacelessness

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This Chapter is concerned with omniscience and the problem raised for divine timeless eternity by temporal indexicals such as ’now’ and ’yesterday’. Can an eternal God know what is happening now? Does it matter if he cannot? It is claimed that some arguments used to establish that God is in time prove too much, for they prove that God is also in space.

Keywords: eternity; God; indexicals; omniscience; space; time

Chapter.  5267 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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