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Why there is Something rather than Nothing$
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Bede Rundle

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270507

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199270503.001.0001

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God and Explanation

God and Explanation

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Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Bede Rundle

Oxford University Press

Difficulties in invoking God in any explanatory role are pursued in connection with the possibility of miracles and the argument from design. The anthropic principle and the significance of ‘fine tuning’ are discussed, along with confusions concerning the laws of Nature. Wittgenstein's philosophy of religion is touched upon briefly.

Keywords:   anthropic principle, design, explanation, fine tuning, laws of Nature, miracles, Wittgenstein

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