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Modality and the divine nature

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199263356
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741777 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.003.0007
Modality and the divine nature

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This chapter surveys the options for constructing a theist modal metaphysics. It discusses the views of Plotinus, Aquinas, Leibniz and Descartes, rejecting arguments for these views and criticizing Aquinas at some length.

Keywords: God; metaphysics; modality; plotinus; aquinas; leibniz; descartes

Chapter.  19875 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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