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THE SIMPLICITY OF GOD

Richard Swinburne

in Is There a God?

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198235446
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191705618 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235446.003.0004
 THE SIMPLICITY OF GOD

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There are three possible ultimate explanations of all observable phenomena: materialism (physical objects, their powers and liabilities, and their ability to explain everything else); a mixed theory; and theism (God explains everything else). In postulating God, a person to whose powers, knowledge, freedom, and length of life has zero limits (except those of logic), theism provides the simplest ultimate explanation that there can be.

Keywords: explanation; God; materialism; simplicity; ultimate explanation

Chapter.  3084 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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