Indexicals and Spacelessness

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Second edition

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199590391
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595516 | DOI:
Indexicals and Spacelessness

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The claim that God does not know what time it is now, and hence is not omniscient, is considered. It is argued that if this is a sound argument then it is also sound with respect to the spatial indexical here.. So an argument for God's being in time is pari passu and argument for God's being in space. But perhaps God is both in time and in space. Senses in which God may be said not to be in space are explored. God is not only in space but he I also enclosed at a succession of points in space. If so, then by the same argument he is enclosed in time. But to be enclosed in space and time are inconsistent with God being infinite and transcendent.

Keywords: indexicals; spacelessness; in space; timelessness; infinite; transcendent

Chapter.  5323 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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