2011 Thomistic Seminar at Princeton: Geach
February 12, 2011 — 11:38

Author: Trent Dougherty  Category: News  Tags:   Comments: Off

I did this as a grad student, and it was awesome.
The 2011 Thomistic Seminar:
Themes in the Philosophy of Peter Geach and Thomas Aquinas
John Haldane, Director
August 7-13, 2011
Faculty:
John Haldane, University of St. Andrews
E. J. Lowe, Durham University
Anthony O’Hear, University of Buckingham
Candace Vogler, University of Chicago
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Religious attitudes
September 17, 2007 — 10:58

Author: Alexander Pruss  Category: Existence of God  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Comments: 20
  1. Every attitude that humans take that cannot be constructed out of simpler attitudes is appropriate on some occasions. (Premise)
  2. There are properly religious attitudes that humans take that cannot be constructed out of simpler attitudes. (Premise)
  3. Therefore, some properly religious attitudes are appropriate on some occasions. (by 1 and 2)
  4. If a properly religious attitude is appropriate, then there is a numinous being. (Premise)
  5. If there is a numinous being, there is a supernatural and numinous being. (Premise)
  6. Thus, there is a supernatural and numinous being. (by 3-5)

The argument is valid, but has four premises, not one of which is uncontroversial.  [The above has been edited: The first version of the argument had "holy" in place of "numinous" in 5, which mistake a sharp-eyed commenter pointed out.  A typo was also fixed. – ARP]

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