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Faith and Philosophy

Volume 37, Issue 4, October 2020

Tien-Chun LoOrcid-ID
Pages 500-515

F-Duplicates and Trivialization
A Reply to Speaks

In this paper, I will defend a strategy for employing perfect being theology that Jeff Speaks calls “restriction strategy.” In Section I, I will outline what the restriction strategy is and explicate Speaks’s objection to it. In Section II, I will propose a response to Speaks’s objection. In Section III, the response will be refined to avoid objections. My contention will be that this refined version of perfect being theology avoids Speaks’s objection, and therefore can help theists find what divine attributes God has.

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