The problem of natural divine causation and the benefits of partial causation: a response to Skogholt

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Abstract

In this article, I defend my previous argument that natural divine causation suffers under the problem of causal overdetermination and that it cannot serve as a line of demarcation between theistic evolution (TE) and intelligent design (ID). I do this in light of Christoffer Skogholt's critique of my article. I argue that Skogholt underestimates the naturalistic ambitions of some current thinkers in TE and fails, therefore, to adequately respond to my main argument. I also outline how partial causation better serves as a model for the relationship between God's providence and evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-709
JournalZygon
Volume55
Issue number3
Early online date28 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

Keywords

  • Causality
  • Intelligent design
  • Overdetermination
  • Panentheism
  • Theistic evolution
  • Theistic naturalism

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