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The Contingency of NecessityReason and God as Matters of Fact$
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Tyler Tritten

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474428194

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.001.0001

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A Response to Old Riddles and a New Typology: On the Euthyphro Dilemma and Theomonism

A Response to Old Riddles and a New Typology: On the Euthyphro Dilemma and Theomonism

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(p.205) Chapter 7 A Response to Old Riddles and a New Typology: On the Euthyphro Dilemma and Theomonism
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The Contingency of Necessity
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Tyler Tritten

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.003.0008

This chapter argues for a reading of Schelling that is able to offer a satisfactory response to the Euthyphro Dilemma while also avoiding the pitfall of onto-theology, that is, grounding God’s existence in reason alone while grounding the being of reason in God. Eternal truths of reason exist only because God exists, but God only exists as God by means of this consequence. This does not, however, identify God and reason as onto-theology has done, as it is argued that all identification is only possible on the basis of a more radically conceived and more original process of differentiation. God only exists as God on the basis of a consequence that has acquired an independence and autonomy. There is thus not one God, but God only exists as One by means of that which results from him, hence theomonism rather than monotheism.

Keywords:   Euthyphro Dilemma, Theomonism, Schelling, Badiou, Truth

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