Misapprehensions about the fine-tuning argument

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Hawthorne, John and Isaacs, Yoaav 2017. Misapprehensions about the fine-tuning argument. Religious Epistemology. 81, pp. 133 - 155. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1358246117000297
AuthorsHawthorne, John and Isaacs, Yoaav
Abstract

The fine-tuning argument purports to show that particular aspects of fundamental physics provide evidence for the existence of God. This argument is legitimate, yet there are numerous doubts about its legitimacy. There are various misgivings about the fine-tuning argument which are based on misunderstandings. In this paper we will go over several major misapprehensions (from both popular and philosophical sources), and explain why they do not undermine the basic cogency of the fine-tuning argument.

Year2017
JournalReligious Epistemology
Journal citation81, pp. 133 - 155
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN1358-2461
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S1358246117000297
Page range133 - 155
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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