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Doing natural theology consistently with theism and why one might stop trying

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Theists such as Swinburne who seek to use natural theological arguments to move from observations about the world to conclusions about the existence (or probable existence) of God seem to need premises concerning what the world would have been like were Theism to have been false, viz. premises to the effect that it would have been (or would probably have been) different from the way we observe the actual world to be. Surely only that way could observations of the actual world be taken to be e...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0034412517000208

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Religious Studies Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
3
Pages:
339-351
Publication date:
2017-08-10
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
Pubs id:
pubs:811324
URN:
uri:496364b6-2f5e-4e04-9a95-05c3736e8f5c
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uuid:496364b6-2f5e-4e04-9a95-05c3736e8f5c
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pubs:811324
Paper number:
3

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