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Faith and Philosophy

Volume 37, Issue 2, April 2020

Andrew M. Bailey
Pages 181-201

Magical Thinking

According to theists, God is an immaterial thinking being. The main question of this article is whether theism supports the view that we too are immaterial thinking beings. I shall argue in the negative. Along the way, I will also explore some implications in the philosophy of mind following from the observation that, on theism, God’s mentality is in a certain respect magical.

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