Saturday, December 31, 2016

Necessary Existence

Josh Rasmussen's and my Necessary Existence book is now complete. We just sent the final manuscript to Oxford. We're both quite happy with the book.

10 comments:

Jo F said...

Congratulations!

Miloš said...

Congratulations!

Omar Najjarine said...

Congrats!

Darren Fure said...

I'm really looking forward to this. Please post more updates as this unfolds

Red said...

Hi Dr Pruss,
Sorry for commenting on old post but just wanted to know does the kind of necessary being you defend able to accommodate a priori atheological conceivability arguments ?

Alexander R Pruss said...

Well we aren't defending the existence of God as such, but of a necessary being. So the best atheological conceivability argument - the modal argument from evil - doesn't harm the line of thought.
Now both Josh and I think the necessary being is God, so we need a response - but not in the book.
An easy answer is that conceivability is defeasible evidence for possibility, and in this case the arguments for the existence of God provide a defeater.

Red said...

so the necessary being you defend can be a moderate Anselmian God as proposed by Mike Almeida ?

Tom said...

Is there a release date for this book?

Alexander R Pruss said...

I don't know. Maybe this winter?

Tom said...

I see. Thank you for the update, and I look forward to reading it when it is released!