Descartes on omnipotence

Read the article, and consider: can God do what’s logically impossible?
Read about God’s omnipotence, by Gregory Rich.

  • Can an omnipotent God do anything, including things that are logically impossible?
  • Problems with the Cartesian view of omnipotence
  • Defences of Cartesian omnipotence
  • Making sense of a God to whom the principle of non-contradiction does not apply
  • Ultimately, Descartes’ reasons for saying that God could break the laws of logic are not compelling

 

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