No God, no God's Eye: A Quasi-Putnamian Argument for Monotheism

Published: Sep 19, 2021
philosophy of language philosophy of religion Kripkenstein Quine Putnam Plantinga
Åke Gafvelin

Metaphysical realism is the thesis that “the world consists of some fixed totality of mind-independent objects” such that “there is exactly one true and complete description of 'the way the world is'”. In the first part of this essay, I will present Hilary Putnam’s worry with metaphysical realism. Secondly, I will argue that metaphysical realists must commit to metaphysical anthropocentrism in order to solve Putnam’s problem. Thirdly, I will argue that metaphysical anthropocentrism requires monotheism. Lastly, I argue that metaphysical realism is true. Therefore, we must be ontologically committed to God. 

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