9780415962933

The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415962933

  • ISBN10:

    0415962935

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-03
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The Metaphysics of Perfect Beingsaddresses the problems an Anselmian perfect being faces in contexts involving unlimited options. Recent advances in the theory of vagueness, the metaphysics of multiverses and hyperspace, the theory of dynamic or sequential choice, the logic of moral and rational dilemmas, and metaethical theory provide the resources to formulate the new challenges and the Anselmian responses with an unusual degree of precision. Almeida shows that the challenges arising in the unusual contexts involving unlimited options sometimes produce metaphysical surprise.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Atheistic Arguments From Improvabilityp. 13
Rational Choice and No Best Worldp. 35
On Evil's Vague Necessityp. 56
The Problem of No Maximum Evilp. 78
On the Logic of Imperfectionp. 93
Supervenience, Divine Freedom, and Absolute Orderingsp. 110
Vague Eschatologyp. 123
Theistic Modal Realism, Multiverses, and Hyperspacep. 135
Rowe's Formal Argument From Improvabilityp. 165
Anti-Principle B Proofp. 167
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 187
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