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Some theorems of fitch on omnipotence

  • Douglas Walton


Actual State Truth Class True Proposition Logical Possibility Physical Possibility 
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    Vide J. L. Mackie, ‘Evil and Omnipotence’,Mind, Vol. LXIV, 1955. Reprinted in Nelson Pike (ed.),God and Evil, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1964. See also douglas Walton, ‘Modalities in the Free Will Defense’,Religious Studies, forthcoming.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Walton
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  1. 1.University of WinnipegCanada

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