Kant and the Ontological Argument

  Introduction This article aims to explain and comment on Kant’s refutation of The Ontological Argument (OA).  The sections quoted below are from page 500-507 under the heading “The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof of the Existence of God” in Norman Kemp Smith’s translation of A Critique of Pure Reason […]

An Analysis of The Ontology of Peter Van Inwagen

Peter Van Inwagen is a modern Christian metaphysician, religious philosopher, author, and philosophy instructor at the University of Notre Dame.  He was also the president of the Society of Christian Philosophers from 2010 to 2013. In my efforts to expand my understanding of ontology, the study of “being” (i.e. being […]

Review of Classical Apologetics by Sproul, Gerstner, and Lindsley

By Gordon H. Clark                 This book[1] is divided, not sharply, for each part somewhat overlaps the others in subject matter, but nevertheless is divided into two parts. The first defends the cosmological argument for the existence of God, an argument which, as […]

Comment on “What is Truth?” on philosophynews.com

In preparing to write a larger blog post, I came across an article called What is Truth? on philosophynews.com.  I posted part of this in the comments section on that blog.  I hope the discussion can continue. Thank you for this post. I want to understand your view of Community Agreement […]

Questioning Free Will for the Arminian, Catholic, Kantian, and Molinist

Beyond the piles of books, posts, lectures on the free will vs. determinism discussion, there remains a nagging objection to this whole business.  It takes many forms: “Great theologians and philosophers have disagreed over this question for centuries.  You’ll never figure it out!” Sometimes the objection takes the form of […]