Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument

Consciousness and the Existence of God: A Theistic Argument

by J.P. Moreland
     
 

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In Consciousness and the Existence of God, J.P. Moreland argues that the existence of finite, irreducible consciousness (or its regular, law-like correlation with physical states) provides evidence for the existence of God. Moreover, he analyzes and criticizes the top representative of rival approaches to explaining the origin of consciousness, including

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In Consciousness and the Existence of God, J.P. Moreland argues that the existence of finite, irreducible consciousness (or its regular, law-like correlation with physical states) provides evidence for the existence of God. Moreover, he analyzes and criticizes the top representative of rival approaches to explaining the origin of consciousness, including John Searle’s contingent correlation, Timothy O’Connor’s emergent necessitation, Colin McGinn’s mysterian ‘‘naturalism,’’ David Skrbina’s panpsychism and Philip Clayton’s pluralistic emergentist monism. Moreland concludes that these approaches should be rejected in favor of what he calls ‘‘the Argument from Consciousness.’’

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ISBN-13:
9781135896782
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
410 KB

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