Worlds and the existence of God

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199263356
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741777 | DOI:
Worlds and the existence of God

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So far, the book has offered arguments for its theory intended to appeal to theists, recommending the book’s view against rival theist theories. This chapter offers an argument intended to appeal to (some) atheists. It contends by appeal to Ockham’s Razor and other considerations that the book’s theory is preferable to belief in possible worlds. It thus argues that atheists who believe in such worlds have reason to become theists.

Keywords: theist; atheist; ockham’’s Razor; possible world; theist theory

Chapter.  7940 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion ; Metaphysics

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