University of Leeds
School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    God and Dispositional Essentialism: An Account of the Laws of Nature
    Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (2): 293-316. 2018.
    It is common to appeal to governing laws of nature in order to explain the existence of natural regularities. Classical theism, however, maintains the sovereignty thesis: everything distinct from God is created by him and is under his guidance and control. It follows from this that God must somehow be responsible for natural laws and regularities. Therefore, theists need an account of the relation between regularities, laws, and God. I examine competing accounts of laws of nature and conclude th…Read more