Against Divine Truthmaker Simplicity

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Abstract

Divine Simplicity has it that God is absolutely simple. God exhibits no metaphysical complexity; he has neither proper parts nor distinct intrinsic properties. Recently, Jeffrey Brower has put forward an account of divine simplicity that has it that God is the truthmaker for all intrinsic essential predications about him. This allows Brower to preserve the intuitive thought that God is not a property but a concrete being. In this paper, I provide two objections to Brower's account that are meant to show that whatever merits this account of divine simplicity has, plausibility is not one of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-474
Number of pages15
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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