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God and Necessity$
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Brian Leftow

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263356

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.001.0001

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The Biggest Bang

The Biggest Bang

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(p.272) 10 The Biggest Bang
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God and Necessity
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Brian Leftow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263356.003.0011

This chapter discusses God’s creatively thinking up the whole content of secular truth, including the natures of all possible creatures. It argues that God must think up some creatures or other, that He does so all at once, that nothing constrains Him to think up any creature He has in fact thought up, and that it was in Him to think up different creatures instead.

Keywords:   God, creative, secular truth, possible creature

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