September 11, 2012 — 0:15

Argumentswhat are they? what kinds are there?

  • Craig, Reasonable Faith (3rd edition): page 52 [deductive arguments], 52-54 [inductive arguments, Bayes Theorem].
  • Swinburne, The Existence of God (2nd edition): page 4-19 [inductive arguments], 66-72 [Bayes Theorem].

Evidence [for God] – what is the nature of theistic evidence? how or on what basis is theistic belief formed?

  • Craig, Reasonable Faith (3rd edition): pages 43-46, 58 [self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit].
  • Moser, The Elusive God: page 32 [divine evidence].
  • Moser, The Evidence for God: pages 26 [what sort of evidence should we expect?], 30-32 [who’s asking?], 32-33 [spectator vs. invitational evidence], 34-35 [God would want what?], 36-39 [call via conscience], 142-143 [elusive, interactive, purposive], 144-149 [call to morally transforming fellowship].
  • Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief: page 172-174 [sensus divinitatis], 175 [basicality], 177 [proper basicality with respect to justification], 178 [with respect to warrant].
  • Swinburne, Is There a God?: pages 52, 68 [the world, its order], 90-94 [humans, souls, free will].
  • Swinburne, The Existence of God (2nd edition): page 93 [intrinsic probability of theism], 110 [explanatory power of theism], 133 [cosmological argument], 153 [teleological argument], 192 [consciousness and morality], 218 [providence], 273 [history and miracles], 293 [religious experience].
Free Will – what is it?
  • Plantinga, God, Freedom, and Evil: page 29 [free]; 30 [significantly free].
Free Will Defense
  • Plantinga, God, Freedom, and Evil: page 29-34

God definitions of “God”

  • Anselm, Proslogion, Chapter 2: page 99-100 [than which nothing greater can be thought].
  • Moser, The Evidence for God:pages 22-23 [“God” as title], 143-144 [morally perfect].
  • Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief:page 3.
  • Swinburne, Is There a God?: pages 5-19 [omnipotent, omniscient, free, good].
  • Swinburne, The Existence of God (2nd edition): page 7.

Justification [epistemic]  & the role of evidence or argument

  • Craig, Reasonable Faith (3rd edition): page 55 [good arguments, premise plausibility], 189 [arguments vis-à-vis theistic proof/probability/rationality].
  • Moser, The Elusive God:2 [conclusive evidence], 33 [cognitive reproducibility], 35-36 [evidence as truth-indicator].
  • Moser, The Evidence for God: pages 20-21 [knowledge, justified true belief], 120-121, 124-125 [faith must be trustworthy, grounded].
  • Plantinga, God and Other Minds (1990): page xi-xii [classical foundationalism, justification, warrant].
  • Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief: page 93 [problems with classical foundationalism]; 105 [beliefs which don’t require evidence].
  • Swinburne, Is There a God?: pages 20-22 [inanimate vs. intentional causation], 25-37 [justification of explanation] .
  • Swinburne, The Existence of God (2nd edition): page 23 [the nature of explanation], 26 [scientific exp.], 35 [personal exp.], 52 [justification of scientific exp.], 61 [justification of personal exp.].

Necessity – and correlatively, possibility

  • Plantinga, God, Freedom, and Evil: pages 14-15 [broadly logical necessity & possibility; broadly logical vs causal necessity & possibility] ; “



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