Volume 11, Issue 2, 2009
Religious Diversity: A Dialogue
Reply to Richard Davis
In his “God and Modal Concretism,” Richard Davis criticizes the views developed in my “Modal Theistic Arguments.” I argue here that Davis misrepresents the views defended in my earlier paper: in particular, it is simply not true—as Davis claims—that I objected to modal ontological arguments on the grounds that they beg the question by presupposing that Lewis’s modal realism is false. In addition, I discuss—and argue against—some claims that Davis makes about circularity of argumentation and the fallacy of begging the question.