God, Nothing, and Purposeful Universe

Pećnjak, Davor (2014) God, Nothing, and Purposeful Universe. In: Evandro Agazzi (ed.) Science, Metaphysics, Religion. Franco Angeli, Milano, pp. 154-162.

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In this article, I examine two general objections to the design argument for the existence of God, made by Ayer and Russell, and show that they can be rebutted: I show that universe can have a purpose for a limited period of time and that we can make sense of the existence of God outside time. I also consider some philosophical implications which possibly follow from the physical cosmological theory that universe popped out from „nothing“ and I show that cosmological arguments for the existence of God can be appropriately applied to this cosmological theory. At the end of the article, I briefly examine some consequences for those who accept the ontological argument for the existence of God.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Institut za filozofiju
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 18:49
URI: http://eprints.ifzg.hr/id/eprint/736

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