Monday, January 24, 2011

Dennis Whitcomb's New Argument for Atheism

Dennis Whitcomb (Western Washington University) has recently offered a new argument for atheism in his paper, "Grounding and Omniscience", which will appear in a forthcoming volume of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. The penultimate draft can be found here.[1] As he summarizes the argument of the paper:

"This paper argues that omniscience is impossible and therefore that the traditional “perfect being theological” God does not exist. The argument appeals to grounding, that is to say the “in virtue of” relation."

The paper won him The Younger Scholar Prize in Philosophical Theology in 2010.

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[1] Note: Whitcomb mentioned on his webpage that he'll expand the paper a bit before it appears in print.

2 comments:

MC said...

*gasp* Scooped!!

exapologist said...

Sorry MC!