The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God

The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God

by John Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199250596

ISBN-13: 9780199250592

Pub. Date: 03/25/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

John Foster presents a clear and powerful discussion of a range of topics relating to our understanding of the universe: induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God. He begins by developing a solution to the problem of induction - a solution that involves the postulation of laws of nature, as forms of natural necessity. He then offers a radically new

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John Foster presents a clear and powerful discussion of a range of topics relating to our understanding of the universe: induction, laws of nature, and the existence of God. He begins by developing a solution to the problem of induction - a solution that involves the postulation of laws of nature, as forms of natural necessity. He then offers a radically new account of the nature of such laws and the distinctive kind of necessity they involve. Finally, he uses this account as the basis for an argument for the existence of God as the creator of the laws and the universe they govern. The Divine Lawmaker is bold and original in its approach, and rich in argument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199250592
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Problem of Induction
2. Some Attempted Solutions
3. The Nomological-explanatory Solution
4. Two Objections to NES
5. The Problem of Laws
6. Armstrong's Theory
7. The Scenario without Laws
8. The Theistic Account
9. God and Laws
10. Completing the Picture

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