Omnipotence

[Revised entry by Joshua Hoffman and Gary Rosenkrantz on June 22, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography, notes.html] Omnipotence is maximal power. Maximal greatness (or perfection) includes omnipotence.
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[Revised entry by Joshua Hoffman and Gary Rosenkrantz on June 22, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography, notes.html] Omnipotence is maximal power. Maximal greatness (or perfection) includes omnipotence. According to traditional Western theism, God is maximally great (or perfect), and therefore is omnipotent. Omnipotence seems puzzling, even paradoxical, to many philosophers. They wonder, for example, whether God can create a spherical cube, or make a stone so massive that he cannot move it. Is there a consistent analysis of omnipotence? What are the implications of such an analysis for the nature of God?...

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