In basic terms: does god love what is good or is something good because god loves it if god loves what is good - then god himself does not set the standard of goodness, so who doesif god hasn't set the standard of goodness then god isn't supremely good if something is good because god loves it. The stone paradox is presented in the form of a simple question the underlying purpose of this question is to use an abstraction of logic (a paradox) as a trap to nullify the existence of omnipotence the circular god counter-paradox uses this same paradoxical abstraction of logic, but turns it around to nullify the existence of the stone. The older challenge is known as “the paradox of the stone” it is posed as a question: can god create a stone that is so heavy that even he can’t lift it it seems that no matter how the theist answers, he is forced to concede that god is not omnipotent if the theist answers the question by saying no, then there is something.
This is the paradox of omnipotence many critics of theism have used it to argue that the concept of omnipotence is self-contradictory , that there can be no omnipotent being, and so that god cannot exist. The paradox of the stone introduction paradox of the stone premises premise 1:either god can create a stone he cannot lift or he cannot create a stone he cannot lift. Paradox examples 1 liar paradox (epimenides paradox) this is a well known paradox written by the great stoical logician chrysippos the poet, grammarian and critic philetus of cos was said to have died of exhaustion attempting to resolve it. The paradox of the stone has occupied a fair role in the philosophical discussion of the nature of god while hardly a serious challenge, the paradox seems nonetheless a word puzzle that has opened the concept of omnipotence to critical scrutiny.
The omnipotence paradox is a family of related paradoxes addressing the question of what is possible for an omnipotent being to do the paradox states that if the being can perform such actions, then it can limit its own ability to perform actions and hence it cannot perform all actions, yet, on. The intelligibility of the notion of omnipotence has been challenged by the so-called paradox or riddle of the stone can an omnipotent agent, jane, bring it about that there is a stone of some mass, \(m\), which jane cannot move. The omnipotence paradox is a family of semantic paradoxes that explores what is meant by 'omnipotence' if an omnipotent being is able to perform any action, then it should be able to create a task that it is unable to perform.
The paradox of the stone solution side-steps the question of whether an agent's inability to perform a self-contradictory task is a limitation on his power the fallacy in the paradox of the stone lies in the falsity of the its dilemma: x can create a stone which x second horn-b(3)-of cannot lift does indeed entail that there is a task which. Since my cgcp nullifies the stone paradox, the only logical conclusion is that a paradox is incapable of proving the existence (or non-existence) of anything at all. The omnipotence paradox is a family of paradoxes that arise with some understandings of the term 'omnipotent' the paradox arises, for example, if one assumes that an omnipotent being has no limits and is capable of realizing any outcome, even logically contradictory ideas such as creating square circles.
Paradox of the stone: an argument that postulates that the existence of an all-powerful god is paradoxical, through using a metaphor depicting a large rock and asking god to create it to where he cannot lift it. Talk:omnipotence paradox/archive 4 jump to navigation jump to search this is an archive of past discussions do not edit the contents of this page the omnipotence paradox (also known as the paradox of the stone) is a paradox that arises when attempting to apply logic to the notion of an omnipotent being. The omnipotence paradox provides arguments to dispute both the existence of an omnipotent god as well as the existence of omnipotence itself the paradox provides examples of two outcomes, both of which leave god with limited powers, and therefore not omnipotent the most popular example is the.
Paradox of the stone can god create a stone that he cannot lift § this action is perfectly possible for a human to do, so it is a logically possible action to perform, but in doing the action god would not be omnipotent. The stone paradox provides an example of two tasks (creating a stone its creator cannot lift and lifting the stone one has just created) such that each task is logically possible, but it is logically impossible for one task to be performed immediately after the other.
Title: the paradox of the stone created date: 20160809161443z. Critically assess mavrodes’ solution to the paradox of the stone jon carberry mavrodes’ solution to the paradox of the stone is an argument that seeks to invalidate the paradox as a means of undermining the doctrine of omnipotence. The paradox of the stone phil 20229 je speaks february 28, 2008 toward the end of mackie’s discussion of the problem of evil, he gives a further argument against the existence of a god with the traditional attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, and omnibenevolence. The paradox fails because of that and the fact that you cannot connect g which is a statement describing god’s power to h which does the complete opposite i wouldn’t say god can only create stones he cannot lift, perhaps “will” instead of “can” would be a better way to put it.