Fundamentality and the existence of god



Fundamentality, Grounding, Metaphysical explanation, God


In this article, I seek to assess the extent to which Theism, the claim that there is a God, can provide a true fundamental explanation for the existence of certain entities within the layered structure of reality. More precisely, I assume the cogency of Swinburne’s explanatory framework and seek to resituate it within a new philosophical context-that of the field of contemporary metaphysics-which will enable me to develop a true fundamental explanation for the existence of the non-fundamental entities that fill up the various levels of the layered structure of reality. And thus, given the truth of this type of explanation, we will have one more good reason to believe in the existence of God.


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Biografia do Autor

Joshua R. Sijuwade, London School of Theology

PhD at University of York. Visiting Lecturer at the London School of Theology, United Kingdon og Great Britain and Northern (Ireland).


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SIJUWADE, J. R. Fundamentality and the existence of god. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 44, n. 4, p. 93–168, 2022. Disponível em: Acesso em: 6 out. 2022.