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God as the Simplest Explanation of the Universe1

  • Richard Swinburne (a1)

I have argued over many years that theism provides a probably true explanation of the existence and most general features of the universe. A major reason for this, I have claimed, is that it is simpler than other explanations. The present paper seeks to amplify and defend this latter claim in the light of some recent challenges.

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D. M. Armstrong , What is a Law of Nature? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

R. Fox , Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.)

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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements
  • ISSN: 1358-2461
  • EISSN: 1755-3555
  • URL: /core/journals/royal-institute-of-philosophy-supplements
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