How to Make a World

Keywords: creation, control, randomness, Łukasiewicz, probabilistic theism, open theism


This paper investigates two modalities in which a complex task can be accomplished, here termed meticulous control and purposeful randomness. The paper considers which of these better describes the divine creation of the universe, as we know that creation through science. The paper also considers the bearing of this question on views about divine providence, including Łukasiewicz’s “open probabilistic theism.”

Author Biography

William Hasker, Huntington University, USA

William Hasker is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Huntington University


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