Beyond the Control of God?: Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects

2014.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul M. Gould (ed.), Beyond the Control of God?: Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects, Bloomsbury, 2014, 209pp.,
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2014.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul M. Gould (ed.), Beyond the Control of God?: Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects, Bloomsbury, 2014, 209pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781623563653. Reviewed by William Hasker, Huntington University For theistically-minded philosophers, the problem of God and abstract objects has been heating up. The problem is motivated by an inconsistent triad of propositions, nicely formulated by Greg Welty: 1. Abstract objects (AOs) exist. 2. If AOs exist, they are dependent on God. 3. If AOs exist, they are independent of God. (81) The first proposition is motivated by well-known arguments for the existence of abstract objects. The second is motivated by the theistic doctrines of creation and divine aseity: everything other than God must be created by God or depend on God. The third proposition is motivated by considerations suggesting that AOs, if they exist, are not the sorts of things that could be. . .

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