• Cartesian Simplicity
    Dissertation, University of Missouri - Columbia. 2004.
    On several occasions Descartes commits himself to the orthodox theistic doctrine of Divine Attribute Simplicity . On this view God is identical to the members of the set of His essential attributes. So He is identical to omnipotence, omniscience, and the like. This view suffers from the serious defect of entailing that God is identical to the attribute of self-identity and thus that anything which is self-identical must also be omnipotent, omniscient, etc. Moreover, the most prominent contempora…Read more