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Philosophia Christi

Volume 13, Issue 1, 2011

David Reiter
Pages 199-202

Rejoinder to James Anderson

My original dilemma claimed that the transcendental argument for God’s existence is either superfluous (if the goal is to establish the actual existence of God) or inadequate (if the goal is to establish the necessary existence of God). In this rejoinder to James Anderson, I begin by noting some important points of agreement. I then clarify the differences between pattern-I, pattern-II, and pattern-III theistic arguments. I comment on each of Anderson’s three proposed lines of response and defend my original dilemma, on the assumption that TAG is formulated as a pattern-II argument.

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