Swinburne's explanation of the universe
|QUENTIN SMITH a1|
a1 Department of Philosophy,
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Richard Swinburne, Is
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. vii+144.
God? presents a brief,
updated version of his book,
God, in which Swinburne argued that
criteria used in scientific
reasoning could be used to argue that God probably exists.
This new book
is designed for a wider audience than professional philosophers.
Nonetheless, there much that is new and of interest to
philosophers in Is
example, there is a discussion of Stephen Hawking's
cosmology, some new
ideas in the philosophy of mind, and a new way of formulating
the argument that theism is a simpler explanation of the
universe than is materialism.