9780521122641

Arguing About Gods

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521122641

  • ISBN10:

    0521122643

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

In this book, Graham Oppy examines arguments for and against the existence of God. He shows that none of these arguments is powerful enough to change the minds of reasonable participants in debates on the question of the existence of God. His conclusion is supported by detailed analyses of the arguments as well as by the development of a theory about the purpose of arguments and the criteria that should be used in judging whether or not arguments are successful. Oppy discusses the work of a wide array of philosophers, including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Kant, Hume and, more recently, Plantinga, Dembski, White, Dawkins, Bergman, Gale and Pruss.

Table of Contents

Some preliminary questions addressed
Ontological arguments
Cosmological arguments
Teleological arguments
Pascal's wager
Arguments from evil
Other arguments
Concluding remarks
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