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The role of deity

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/9780199263356.003.0010
The role of deity

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This chapter begins construction of an alternative to the ‘deity theory’ tradition by considering what the divine nature would contribute to the view. It explains the concept of a secular truth as a preliminary to providing a modal metaphysics that applies to them. In particular, it argues that deity equips God to have other preferences that He in fact has.

Keywords: God; deity; secular truth; metaphysics; modality; preference

Chapter.  13139 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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