Ep. #66 - Simplicity & Modal Collapse w/ Tomaszewski

Classical Theism Podcast

21-10-2019 • 52 mins

Divine Simplicity faces a significant objection from "modal collapse. If God is simple and His one simple act of creation is identical to Himself, then doesn't that imply creation is necessary? How can the absolutely simple God bring about a world chock full of contingency? Christopher Tomaszewski, a PhD student at Baylor, joins us to discuss his article responding to the "modal collpase" objection.

The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others.

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