Chapter

God and Explanation

Bede Rundle

in Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270507
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601392 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199270503.003.0002
God and Explanation

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Difficulties in invoking God in any explanatory role are pursued in connection with the possibility of miracles and the argument from design. The anthropic principle and the significance of ‘fine tuning’ are discussed, along with confusions concerning the laws of Nature. Wittgenstein's philosophy of religion is touched upon briefly.

Keywords: anthropic principle; design; explanation; fine tuning; laws of Nature; miracles; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  8665 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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