ABEAN Contains Twelve Statements Although I cannot provide a comprehensive critique of Hinman’s ABEAN argument in just two blog posts (of reasonable length), I can at least briefly touch on each of the dozen statements in that argument. [NOTE: ABEAN is an acronym that refers to the claim that “some Aspect of Being is Eternal And … Hinman’s ABEAN Argument – Part 3: More Objections
I. The Conclusion of the ABEAN Argument is UNCLEAR. (ABEAN is an acronym for: “some Aspect of Being is Eternal And Necessary”, which is premise (4) of Hinman’s argument.) The first thing that I look at when analyzing an argument is the conclusion of the argument. Here is the conclusion of Hinman’s ABEAN argument: 11. … Hinman’s ABEAN Argument – Part 2: Objections to (11) and (1)
Joe Hinman has published his opening argument for God on his blog site: http://metacrock.blogspot.com/2017/07/opening-argument-resolved-that-belief.html Here is his argument in summary form: 1. All naturalistic phenomena are contingent and temporal. 2. Either some aspect of being is eternal and necessary unless or something came from nothing (creation ex nihilo) 3. Something did not come from nothing. … Hinman’s Opening Argument for God
Because Dr. Norman Geisler is unclear and confused in his use of the word “God”, he fails to properly conclude his case for the existence of God in his book When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA). But this failure is easily fixed. I will reconstruct the final inference of his case for God in this post. … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 17: God Exists?
In Phase 1 of his case for the existence of God, Geisler reformulates the argument from being as follows: Argument from Being #2 – Initial Version 50. If God exists, [then] we conceive of Him [God] as a necessary Being. 51. By definition, a necessary Being must exist and cannot not exist. THEREFORE … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 13: Existence and Attributes of a Necessary Being