If God brought about the Big Bang, did he do that before the Big Bang?

von Wachter, Daniel (2009) If God brought about the Big Bang, did he do that before the Big Bang? Preprint. (Submitted)

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Abstract

If God brings about an event in the universe, does it have a preceding cause? The standard answer is: yes, it is caused by a divine willing. I propose an alternative view, based on a certain non-compatibilist solu-tion of the dilemma of free will: God"s actions, unlike human actions, are not initiated by willings, undertakings, or tryings, but God brings about the intended event directly. I explain what "bringing about directly" means.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Causation, God, creation
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Metaphysik
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Religionsphilosophie, Religionskritik
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel von Wachter
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 10:35
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 20:21
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1940

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