The Existence of God (2nd ed.)

by Richard Swinburne

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  • 0191533947
  • 9780199271672
  • 9780191533945
Richard Swinburne presents a substantially rewritten and updated edition of his most celebrated book. No other work has made a more powerful case for the probability of the existence of God. Swinburne gives a rigorous and penetrating analysis of the most important arguments for theism: the cosmological argument; arguments from the existence of laws of nature and the 'fine-tuning' of the universe; from the occurrence of consciousness and moral awareness; and frommiracles and religious experience. He claims that while none of these arguments are deductively valid, they do give inductive support to theism and that, even when the argument from evil is weighed against them, taken together they offer good grounds to support the probability that there is a God.The overall structure of the discussion and its conclusion have been retained for this new edition, but much has been changed in order to strengthen the argumentation and to take account of Swinburne's subsequent work on the nature of consciousness and the problem of evil, and of the latest philosophical and scientific writing, especially in respect of the laws of nature and the argument from fine-tuning. This is now the definitive version of a classic in the philosophy of religion.

  • Clarendon Press; March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780191533945
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: The Existence of God
  • Author: Richard Swinburne
  • Imprint: Clarendon Press
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  • 0191533947
  • 9780199271672
  • 9780191533945

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Richard Swinburne...over the past thirty years or so, has fashioned the most sophisticated and highly developed natural theology the world has so far seen.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0191533947
  • 9780199271672
  • 9780191533945