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Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

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ISBN-10: 0199288666

ISBN-13: 9780199288663

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bede Rundle

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Why should there be anything at all? Why, in particular, should a material world exist? Bede Rundle advances clear, non-technical answers to these perplexing questions. If, as the theist maintains, God is a being who cannot but exist, his existence explains why there is something rather than nothing. However, this can also be explained on the basis of a weaker claim. Not that there is some particular being that has to be, but simply that there has to be something or other. Rundleproffers arguments for thinking that that is indeed how the question is to be put to rest.Traditionally, the existence of the physical universe is held to depend on God, but the theist faces a major difficulty in…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Theology and meaning
God and explanation
Causation and necessity
Creation and conservation
Essence and existence
Matter and abstractions
Mind and agency
Time and explanation
Bibliography
Index