NATURAL DIVINE CAUSATION, CAUSAL EXCLUSION, AND OVERDETERMINATION: COMMENT ON MIKAEL LEIDENHAG

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In his article “The Blurred Line between Theistic Evolution and Intelligent Design” and his response “The Problem of Natural Divine Causation and the Benefits of Partial Causation”, Mikael Leidenhag uses Jaegwon Kim's work on causal exclusion to critique what he calls “Natural Divine Causation” (NDC). Although I agree with Leidenhag that questions about divine action can fruitfully be posed in terms of Kim's so-called Causal Exclusion Argument, I take issue with the way he attempts to carry out this task and the reasons he offers against the overdetermination response to the Causal Exclusion Argument.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lim, D

Published Date

  • June 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 434 - 446

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-9744

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0591-2385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/zygo.12688

Citation Source

  • Scopus