Non-Gods and Gods: A Cosmontological Treatise

Project: Dissertation

Layman's description

In my dissertation, which was defended on Nov 15, 2012, I attempt a novel synthesis by trying to combine the cosmological argument from contingency with Anselm's ontological argument. The result, then, is a 'cosmontological' argument for the existence of that than which a greater cannot be thought.

In my dissertation, Non-Gods and Gods: A Cosmontological Treatise, I try to make a novel contribution to the ancient philosophical discussion about the existence of God. By combining two classical arguments, namely, the cosmological argument from contingency and Anselm's ontological argument, I create a 'cosmontological' synthesis: an argument for the existence of that than which a greater cannot be thought.

Moreover, I analyse, in a non-relative and yet meaningful way, the idea that God is 'whatever it is better to be than not to be'; I defend the notion of omniscience against some prominent critique; and I propose an original and distinctively metaphysical account of omnipotence.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2007/09/012012/12/31

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