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God and Necessity

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Brian Leftow offers a theory of the possible and the necessary in which God plays the chief role, and a new sort of argument for God's existence. It has become usual to say that a proposition is possible just in case it is true in some "possible world" (roughly, some complete history a universe might have) and necessary just if it is true in all. Thus much discussion of ...more
Hardcover, 575 pages
Published November 8th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 6th 2012)
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Donald Linnemeyer
Aug 10, 2013 Donald Linnemeyer rated it liked it
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This is my first time reading modern analytic philosophy, and Leftow managed to keep my attention for most of the book, which is pretty impressive. I don't really have the patience for this sort of reading, but his writing was relatively down-to-earth and understandable, especially considering the topic.

As for his argument, there's plenty of good and interesting stuff in here, but I didn't ultimately buy off on his critique of Thomistic thought. Leftow ends up putting forth something with pretty
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Christian
Aug 10, 2016 Christian added it
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Leftow spends the first half of the book setting up the position that he wants to refute. I got lost in the first half of the book, so I never really found out what he wanted to say.
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