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God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

William Lane Craig

Abstract

God Over All is a defence of God’s aseity and unique status as the Creator of all things apart from Himself in the face of the challenge posed by mathematical Platonism, which holds that there are abstract objects which, like God, exist eternally, necessarily, and a se. After laying out the biblical, theological, and philosophical basis for the traditional doctrine of divine aseity, it explains the challenge presented to that doctrine by the Indispensability Argument for Platonism. That argument holds that we are ontologically committed to the existence of abstract objects by our assertion of ... More

Keywords: aseity, Platonism, abstract objects, coherence of theism, Indispensability Argument

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786887
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Lane Craig, author
Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University