Wednesday, July 20, 2022
The neo-classical challenge to classical theism
“The Neo-Classical Challenge to Classical Theism” has just been published at Philosophy Compass. The article is a response to the critique of divine simplicity and other aspects of classical theism developed by self-described “neo-classical” theists like Ryan Mullins. Here’s the abstract: The classical theist tradition represented by thinkers like Anselm and Aquinas predicates several remarkable attributes of God, most notably simplicity or lack of parts of any kind. Neo-classical theists have recently developed several lines of criticism of these attributes. But these criticisms are not effective against the historically most influential way of spelling out classical theism, which is Thomism.