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    New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy.Robert J. Spitzer (ed.) - 2010 - William B. Eerdmans.
    New Proofs for the Existence of God responds to these glaring omissions. / From universal space-time asymmetry to cosmic coincidences to the intelligibility of ...
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    Five Proofs of The Existence of God.Edward Feser - 2017 - Ignatius Press.
    This book provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philosophical proofs of God’s existence: the Aristotelian, the Neo-Platonic, the Augustinian, the Thomistic, and the Rationalist. -/- It also offers a thorough treatment of each of the key divine attributes—unity, simplicity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth—showing that they must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs. Finally, it answers at length (...)
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  3. Proofs for Eternity, Creation, and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy.Herbert A. Davidson - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
    The central debate of natural theology among medieval Muslims and Jews concerned whether or not the world was eternal. Opinions divided sharply on this issue because the outcome bore directly on God's relationship with the world: eternity implies a deity bereft of will, while a world with a beginning leads to the contrasting picture of a deity possessed of will. In this exhaustive study of medieval Islamic and Jewish arguments for eternity, creation, and the existence of God, Herbert Davidson provides (...)
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  4. Proofs for the Existence of God.Lawrence Nolan & Alan Nelson - 2006 - In Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), The Blackwell to Descartes’ Meditations. Blackwell. pp. 104--121.
    We argue that Descartes’s theistic proofs in the ’Meditations’ are much simpler and straightforward than they are traditionally taken to be. In particular, we show how the causal argument of the "Third Meditation" depends on the intuitively innocent principle that nothing comes from nothing, and not on the more controversial principle that the objective reality of an idea must have a cause with at least as much formal reality. We also demonstrate that the so-called ontological "argument" of the "Fifth Meditation" (...)
     
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    Lectures on the Proofs of the Existence of God.Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (ed.) - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    The Hegel Lectures Series Series Editor: Peter C. Hodgson Hegel's lectures have had as great a historical impact as the works he himself published. Important elements of his system are elaborated only in the lectures, especially those given in Berlin during the last decade of his life. The original editors conflated materials from different sources and dates, obscuring the development and logic of Hegel's thought. The Hegel Lectures series is based on a selection of extant and recently discovered transcripts and (...)
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  6. Does God's Existence Need Proof?Richard Messer - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    The possibility of proving the existence of God has fascinated thinkers and believers throughout the centuries. This book critically analyzes both sides of the contemporary debate between the two most important living philosophers of religion--Richard Swinburne and D.Z. Phillips--and constructs an alternative solution. Instead of taking sides on the issue of God's existence, Messer argues that behind each thinkers' work, and their attitudes toward proving the existence of God, lies fundamental trust. A positive discussion of relativism leads to a fresh (...)
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    God and the Burden of Proof: Plantinga, Swinburne, and the Analytic Defense of Theism.Keith M. Parsons - 1989 - Prometheus Books.
    Offers a critical examination of Alvin Plantinga's and Richard Swinburne's contemporary attempt to defend traditional theism within the context of analytic philosophy.
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    God, Reason and Theistic Proof.Stephen T. Davis - 1997 - Edinburgh University Press.
    How do we prove the existence of God? This book tackles head-on this fundamental question. It examines a cross-section of theistic proofs, explaining in clear terms what they are and what they try to accomplish.
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  9. Proofs of God in Early Modern Europe.Lloyd Strickland - 2018 - Waco, TX, USA: Baylor University Press.
    Proofs of God in Early Modern Europe offers a fascinating window into early modern efforts to prove God’s existence. Assembled here are twenty-two key texts, many translated into English for the first time, which illustrate the variety of arguments that philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries offered for God. These selections feature traditional proofs—such as various ontological, cosmological, and design arguments—but also introduce more exotic proofs, such as the argument from eternal truths, the argument from universal aseity, and the (...)
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  10. Simply Unsuccessful: The Neo-Platonic Proof of God’s Existence.Joseph Conrad Schmid - 2021 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (4):129-156.
    Edward Feser defends the ‘Neo-Platonic proof ’ for the existence of the God of classical theism. After articulating the argument and a number of preliminaries, I first argue that premise three of Feser’s argument—the causal principle that every composite object requires a sustaining efficient cause to combine its parts—is both unjustified and dialectically ill-situated. I then argue that the Neo-Platonic proof fails to deliver the mindedness of the absolutely simple being and instead militates against its mindedness. Finally, I (...)
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    Two ‘Proofs’ of God's Existence: A. C. EWING.A. C. Ewing - 1965 - Religious Studies 1 (1):29-45.
    I do not think that the existence of God can be proved or even that the main justification for the belief can be found in argument in the ordinary sense of that term, but I think two of the three which have, since Kant at least, been classified as the traditional arguments of natural theology have some force and are worthy of serious consideration. This consideration I shall now proceed to give. I cannot say this of the remaining one of (...)
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    Stoic Theology: Proofs for the Existence of the Cosmic God and of the Traditional Gods: Including a Commentary on Cleanthes' Hymn on Zeus.P. A. Meijer - 2007 - Eburon.
    Zeno's so-called proofs of divine existence -- Zeno and the traditional gods: a serious problem -- Cleanthes' proofs -- Cleanthes and the traditional gods -- Chrysippus' contribution -- Chrysippus and the traditional gods -- Other Stoic proofs -- Other (Stoic?) arguments in Sextus -- Polemics against the arguments pro the existence of God(s) -- Abolishing the gods leads to odd consequence: the atopical arguments pro the existence of the gods -- The counter-arguments -- Carneades and the data of Sextus and (...)
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    Aquinas’ Proofs for God’s Existence: St. Thomas Aquinas On: “The Per Accidens Necessarily Implies the Per Se”.Dennis Bonnette - 1973 - The Hague: M. Nijhoff.
    The purpose of this study is to investigate the legitimacy of the principle, "The per accidens necessarily implies the per se," as it is found in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Special emphasis will be placed upon the function of this principle in the proofs for God's existence. The relevance of the principle in this latter context can be seen at once when it is observed that it is the key to the solution of the well known "prob lem (...)
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    Proofs of the Existence of God in the Light of Hegel's Doctrine of Absolute Spirit.V. Krichevskii - 1999 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 38 (1):79-95.
    Hegel believes that the immanent ascent of finite spirit and its immersion in its uncreated foundation-in absolute spirit-is a true transition and he cannot use the so-called proofs of the existence of God. Besides, he sees an advantage here in that this transition results in the ascent of the human spirit to the most concrete and true, to God in His absolute truth-to Absolute Spirit. In connection with this, Hegel emphasizes in the manuscript of his lectures on the philosophy of (...)
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    Is God His Essence? The Logical Structure of Aquinas' Proofs for This Claim.Tomasz Kąkol - 2013 - Philosophia 41 (3):649-660.
    In this article I consider whether Aquinas’ arguments for the claim that God is His essence are conclusive, and what was his purpose of upholding this thesis. I show his proofs from Summa Theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles to be problematic and argue that the defense of Aquinas’ views on that matter suggested by certain remarks of P. T. Geach is flawed.
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  16. Paratheism: A Proof That God Neither Exists nor Does Not Exist.Steven James Bartlett - 2016 - Willamette University Faculty Research Website: Http://Www.Willamette.Edu/~Sbartlet/Documents/Bartlett_Paratheism_A%20Proof%20that%20God%20neither%2 0Exists%20nor%20Does%20Not%20Exist.Pdf.
    Theism and its cousins, atheism and agnosticism, are seldom taken to task for logical-epistemological incoherence. This paper provides a condensed proof that not only theism, but atheism and agnosticism as well, are all of them conceptually self-undermining, and for the same reason: All attempt to make use of the concept of “transcendent reality,” which here is shown not only to lack meaning, but to preclude the very possibility of meaning. In doing this, the incoherence of theism, atheism, and agnosticism (...)
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    Leibniz’s Ontological Proof of the Existence of God and the Problem of »Impossible Objects«.Wolfgang Lenzen - 2017 - Logica Universalis 11 (1):85-104.
    The core idea of the ontological proof is to show that the concept of existence is somehow contained in the concept of God, and that therefore God’s existence can be logically derived—without any further assumptions about the external world—from the very idea, or definition, of God. Now, G.W. Leibniz has argued repeatedly that the traditional versions of the ontological proof are not fully conclusive, because they rest on the tacit assumption that the concept of God is possible, i.e. (...)
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    Fool-Proof Proofs of God.Frank B. Dilley - 1977 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (1):18 - 35.
    Two claims have been explored, the first, that fool-proof proofs of the sort that there could be if there were a God like the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are not to be expected, on good religious grounds (a claim I found wanting); and second, that there cannot be philosophical proofs of God which work beyond reasonable doubt.The argument that there cannot be philosophical proofs beyond a reasonable doubt is supported by an examination of some of the fundamental (...)
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    Five Proofs of the Existence of God. [REVIEW]Stephen L. Brock - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (2).
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    The Proof 'Ex Motu' for the Existence of God.Jan Salamucha - 1958 - New Scholasticism 32 (3):334-372.
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  21. Edward Feser: Five Proofs of the Existence of God. [REVIEW]Logan Paul Gage - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (1):228-232.
    A review of Edward Feser's Five Proofs of the Existence of God.
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    Proof for the Existence of God in Classical Indian Philosophy.John Vattanky - 2007 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 12 (1):1 - 15.
    Both in the East and in the West, there is, apart from the religious approach to God, also a purely rational one. Although in India philosophical speculation on God was mostly inextricably bound to religion, there have also been purely rational developments in Indian theodicy. This is the case above all in the Nyayavaisesika system, where we find a purely rational and logical approach to the question of the existence and nature of God. It is the specific contribution of the (...)
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    New Proofs for the Existence of God. [REVIEW]Joseph W. Koterski - 2010 - International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):530-531.
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  24. Proofs of the Existence of God.Jean-Robert Armogathe - 1998 - In Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.), The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1--312.
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    Does God Exist?: A Dialogue on the Proofs for God’s Existence.Todd C. Moody - 2013 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    In this engaging introductory dialogue, Todd Moody maps the spectrum of philosophical arguments and counterarguments for the existence of God. Structuring colloquial conversations along classical lines, he presents a lively and accessible discussion of issues that are central to both theist and atheist thinking, including the burden of proof, the first cause, a necessary being, the natural order, suffering, miracles, experience as knowledge, and rationality without proof. The second edition is a significant and comprehensive revision. Moody broadens and (...)
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  26. Nonexistence of Gods: An Inductive Proof.Christian Buth - manuscript
    I prove the nonexistence of gods. The proof is based on three axioms: Ockham’s razor (OR), religiosity is endogenous in humans, and, there are no miracles. The OR is formulated operationally, to remove improper postulates, such that it yields not only a plausible argument but truth. The validity of the second and the third axiom is established empirically by inductive reasoning relying on a thorough analysis of the psychiatric literature and skeptical publications. With these axioms I prove that gods (...)
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  27. George Berkeley’s Proof for the Existence of God.Hugh Hunter - 2015 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 78 (2):183-193.
    Most philosophers have given up George Berkeley’s proof for the existence of God as a lost cause, for in it, Berkeley seems to conclude more than he actually shows. I defend the proof by showing that its conclusion is not the thesis that an infinite and perfect God exists, but rather the much weaker thesis that a very powerful God exists and that this God’s agency is pervasive in nature. This interpretation, I argue, is consistent with the texts. (...)
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  28. Mechanism, Superaddition and the Proof of God's Existence in Locke's Essays.Michael Ayers - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (2):210-251.
  29. Hegel on the Proofs and Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion.Robert R. Williams (ed.) - 2017 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This work considers the question of the personhood of God in Hegel. The first part examines Hegel's critique of Kant, focusing on and replying to Kant's attack on the theological proofs. The second part then explores the issue of divine personhood.
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    God, the Highest Good, and the Rationality of Faith: Reflections on Kant’s Moral Proof of the Existence of God.Gabriele Tomasi - 2016 - In Thomas Höwing (ed.), The Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy. De Gruyter. pp. 111-130.
  31. The Five Ways. St Thomas Aquinas’ Proofs of God’s Existence.Anthony Kenny - 1969 - University of Notre Dame Press.
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    The Five Ways. St Thomas Aquinas’ Proofs of God’s Existence.Anthony Kenny - 1969 - London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
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    Does God's Existence Need Proof?Jonathan Kvanvig - 1995 - Philosophical Books 36 (3):213-215.
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    Does God's Existence Need Proof?Richard Messer - 1997 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The possibility of proving the existence of God has fascinated thinkers and believers throughout the centuries. For those like Richard Swinburne, such a project is both worthwhile and successful. For others, like D. Z. Phillips, it is wholly inappropriate. Most critics have simply taken sides at this point; but this book argues a way forward, showing that the disparity between Swinburne and Phillips goes deeper - questioning the fundamental nature of God, the meaning of religious language, and the proper task (...)
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    Proofs of God’s Existence in German Idealism. The Justification of the Absolute by Means of Modal Theory in Kant, Hegel and Weisse. [REVIEW]Günter Bleickert - 1977 - Philosophy and History 10 (1):24-27.
  36. Problem: Proofs for the Existence of God.Alexander P. Schorsch - 1943 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 19:129.
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    Proofs for the Existence of God.Alexander P. Schorsch - 1943 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 19:129-136.
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    Proofs for the Existence of God, Part I: A Metaphysical Argument.Robert J. Spitzer - 2001 - International Philosophical Quarterly 41 (2):161-181.
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    Proofs for Eternity, Creation and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy.Daniel H. Frank - 1990 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 110 (2):366.
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    The Proofs of the Existence of God: Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus as Precursors of Leibniz.Michael Latzer - 1997 - Modern Schoolman 74 (2):143-160.
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    On Proof for the Existence of God, and Other Reflective Inquiries.William Davish - 1989 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 64 (4):413-414.
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    On Proofs for the Existence of God.James F. Ross - 1970 - The Monist 54 (2):201-217.
    First, I shall summarize a few points which have been explained and defended elsewhere. Some may find these assumptions unacceptable; but it seems otiose to repeat arguments I cannot at present improve.
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    God and the Burden of Proof: Plantinga, Swinburne and the Analytic Defense of Theism. [REVIEW]Clement Dore - 1993 - International Studies in Philosophy 25 (3):140-140.
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  44. On Proof for the Existence of God, and Other Reflective Inquiries.Paul Vjecsner - 1992 - Noûs 26 (4):562-564.
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  45. Proofs and Disproofs for God's Existence.Tziporah Kasachkoff - 1971 - Philosophical Forum 3 (1):126.
     
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  46. Modal Proofs and Disproofs of God.Donald R. Keyworth - 1969 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 50 (1):33.
     
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  47. Paley's 'Proof' of the Existence of God.Hugh Chandler - manuscript
    Paley’s ‘proof’ of the existence of God, or some supposed version of it, is well known. In this paper I offer the real thing and two objections to it. One objection is my own, and the other is provided by Darwin.
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    Proofs of God: Classical Arguments From Tertullian to Barth. [REVIEW]Glenn B. Siniscalchi - 2019 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (3):606-607.
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    The Proof of Beauty: From Aesthetic Experience to the Beauty of God.John Dadosky - 2010 - Analecta Hermeneutica 2.
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    Invalid Proofs of God's Existence.Vernon J. Bourke - 1954 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 28:36.
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