Survey Request
June 23, 2013 — 20:32

Author: Matthew Mullins  Category: Uncategorized  Tags: , ,   Comments: 1

Reader Kevin Tobia writes with the following request:

I am currently a graduate student in philosophy working on a project in the philosophy of religion. My project involves a brief survey and I would be incredibly grateful if interested Prosblogion readers would help me by taking it. You do not need to be a faculty member, or even a philosopher to take the survey. It should take about 5 minutes and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kevin.tobia@philosophy.ox.ac.uk. The survey link is here: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0oEOD9tAfooXiqp
Thank you for your help!

Comments:
  • Dianelos Georgoudis

    Kevin,
    I had to stop taking the survey for I find that the concepts of “possibility” and “necessity” are highly ambiguous unless one defines the domain of possible worlds one refers to when using these terms.
    So, for example, if one means logical possibility (i.e. the domain of possible worlds the book of which contains no logical contradictions) then it is not necessary that theism is true, since the empty world (a world defined by an empty book) is possible. On the other hand if one means metaphysical possibility (by which I understand the domain of possible states of the actual world) then, trivially, if theism is true then it is necessarily true. And, similarly, if naturalism is true then it is necessarily true.

    June 25, 2013 — 12:14
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