|Omnipotence: unlimited capacity for inducing situations, events or states of affairs. Problems arising in connection with consistency, which must rank higher than omnipotence._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Roderick Chisholm on Omnipotence - Dictionary of Arguments
Action type omnipotence / Gombocz: the action must but logically possible, i.e. its description must be coherent - fact omnipotence: the ability to generate a logically possible state of affairs. (therefore not in the past) - Continuum omnipotence:the ability to create any situation in time thje time after t0 - e.g. an unmarried person may now not be divorced - then only logically necessary situations - nothing Unintentional may be intended - therefore restriction to the contingent - problem: omnipotent beings should also be capable of inconsistencies - or be ab le to cause something uncaused - omnipotence must also include the ability, to get rid of this ability - consequence: this ability can be exercised only once.
Wolfgang L. Gombocz. Maxima. In: M.David/L. Stubenberg (Hg) Philosophische Aufsätze zu Ehren von R.M. Chisholm Graz 1986_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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Die erste Person Frankfurt 1992
Philosophische Aufsäze zu Ehren von Roderick M. Ch, Marian David/Leopold Stubenberg, Amsterdam 1986
Roderick M. Chisholm
Theory of knowledge, Englewood Cliffs 1989
Erkenntnistheorie Graz 2004