Theism and dialetheism

A. J. Cotnoir*

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The divine attributes of omniscience and omnipotence have faced objections to their very consistency. Such objections rely on reasoning parallel to semantic paradoxes such as the Liar or to set-theoretic paradoxes like Russell's paradox. With the advent of paraconsistent logics, dialetheism — the view that some contradictions are true — became a major player in the search for a solution to such paradoxes. This paper explores whether dialetheism, armed with the tools of paraconsistent logics, has the resources to respond to the objections levelled against the divine attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-609
Number of pages18
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number3
Early online date7 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Theism
  • Dialetheism
  • Omnipotence
  • Omniscience
  • Paradox
  • Paraconsistency


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