Saturday, December 11, 2010

Craig's Replies to My Criticisms of the Leibnizian Cosmological Argument

(Note: I have since offered a longer reply to Craig)

It's been brought to my attention that someone has plagiarized used some of my criticisms of the Leibnizian cosmological argument in a Q and A with Craig. Here is the link.

I hope to give a proper reply at some point, but for now I'll say that his reply is illustrative of the sort of illicit burden of proof shifting that characterizes much of his apologetic work.[1]

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[1] Wes Morriston is one of the few philosophers who has called him on illicitly shifting the burden of proof. See, for example, p. 291 of this paper.


Wes said...

Weird. Was it a cut-and-paste job? (I didn't really read it.)

exapologist said...

Pretty much. I'm sure they didn't intend to identify the criticisms as their own. They did say they got the criticisms from another source, but they didn't say from where.

John D said...

The link you provide to Craig's site discusses the culpability of non-belief, not the Leibnizian argument. I presume that's some kind of mistake.

Funnily enough, I recently discovered something written on my blog was the subject of a plagiarism dispute. The perils of the internet I guess.

AIGBusted said...

I found that the link led me to a page concerning whether unbelief is morally culpable, not anything about the Leibnizian cosmological argument.

exapologist said...

Thanks for letting me know. Odd: it was linking to the correct page the other day. Perhaps the link automatically takes you to the latest Q & A, and not necessarily to that link (and it looks like the question you two mention is the latest now). In any case, I updated the link, so it should take you to it now.

Mike Almeida said...

One huge problem for blogging. Any interesting thing you say runs a decent risk of being ripped off. Sorry to hear this.

Leo said...

Wes Morriston outstand as a really honest theist, I'm interested in reading more of his work.

Lord Devlin said...

That's p.291 in the Morriston paper.

exapologist said...

Thanks for the correction, Lord Devlin.

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