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Who is almighty?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 May 2019

DANIEL KODAJ
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Institute of Philosophy, Eotvos Lorand University, Muzeum krt 4, 1088 Budapest, Hungary
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Abstract

Peter Geach recommended conceiving of God as almighty, not as omnipotent. I argue that Geach's heuristic explanation of almightiness does not provide a workable definition, and I propose one on his behalf. The resulting notion turns out to have precisely those theoretical virtues that Geach advertised: it is immune to the logical puzzles that bedevil omnipotence, and it is better suited to religious contexts than the notion of maximal power that informs typical definitions of omnipotence.

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