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Faith and Philosophy

Volume 17, Issue 3, July 2000

Charles J. Klein
Pages 367-370
DOI: 10.5840/faithphil200017324

On the Necessary Existence of an Object with Creative Power

I present an argument which is related to the ontological argument which has a more plausible premise and a weaker conclusion. I assume two postulates concerning the meaning of ‘x creates y’. I then prove that the proposition possibly, something (non-vacuously) creates everything entails, in quantified S5, that there is a necessarily existing object with creative power - an object which creates all (and some) contingently existing objects in some possible world.

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