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Why is there anything at all?

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In this chapter, it is argued that the question of why there is anything at all is a legitimate one and three putative answers to it are explored: the Theistic answer; Peter van Inwagen's answer; and the Axiarchic answer. Objections to each are considered, but none of these is found to be decisive. Thus each emerges at the end of the discussion as possibly the correct answer. In the course of arguing this, it is shown that which we have most reason to believe is actually the correct answer de...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Host title:
New waves in philosophy of religion
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:aab3cabf-ebaa-4383-9985-6ada14107228
Local pid:
ora:2530
ISBN:
9780230223844
Language:
English
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