William Alston, A Sensible Metaphysical Realism. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2001. 65 pages. $15.00. Unfortunately, when it comes to philosophy, common sense almost always takes a backseat to self-confessed Copernican revolutions. As such, William Alston’s 2001 Aquinas Lecture at Marquette University, titled A Sensible Metaphysical Realism, might seem to have the deck stacked against it. But […]
Could God have chosen to be a maximally perfect liar?
Driven by a concern to protect the absolute divine sovereignty and omnipotence and, presumably, to chasten the pretensions of human modal intuitions, a minority of theologians down through history have followed William of Ockham in rooting the divine attributes not in the divine nature but rather in the divine will. God is so because God chooses to be so. This […]