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In The Existence and Nature of God. Edited by Alfred J. Freddoso, 81–113. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983. Gives an account of omnipotence in terms of possible-worlds logic and with the notion of two world-sharing histories. It attempts to avoid a number of paradoxes. ‣Grim, Patrick. ” Noûs 19 (1985): 151–180. ” ‣Grim, Patrick. ” Noûs 22 (1988): 341–367. 2307/2215708 Uses Cantor and Gödel to argue that omniscience is impossible within any logic we have. ‣Hoffman, Joshua, and Gary Rosenkrantz.

Not a scholarly work, but influential and popular enough to significantly affect the direction and nature of the current debate. ‣Harris, Sam. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. New York: Norton, 2005. Another influential New Atheist work, although it does not contend with the best philosophical arguments for God. Harris argues that faith is not an acceptable justification for religious belief, particularly given the dangerousness of religious agendas worldwide. Another popular, nonscholarly book that has had a broad impact on the discussion.

2307/2107977 Defends the authors’ account of omnipotence against criticisms offered by Flint, Freddoso, and Wierenga. ‣Mavrodes, George I. ” Philosophical Studies 32 (1977): 191–202. 1007/BF00367729 Mavrodes defends limiting omnipotence to exclude logically impossible acts. It is no limitation upon a being’s power to assert that it cannot perform an incoherent act. ‣Puccetti, Roland. ” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 41 (1963): 92–93. 1080/00048406312341561 An elaboration on the author’s view that there is no God because the notion of omniscience is contradictory.

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