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'God Exists' After Wittgenstein After St. Thomas Aquinas

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The statement 'God exists' expresses the most basic doctrinal belief in theistic religions. This chapter shows that the statement at issue does not function as substantive statement but is grammatical one. It examines from the Wittgensteinian point of view why 'God exists' cannot function as a substantive statement. The chapter explores that 'God exists' is a grammatical statement. It suggests that St. Thomas Aquinas had anticipated to a significant extent Wittgenstein's position. The chapter concludes that St. Thomas's position is an endorsement of sorts of Wittgenstein's take of 'God exists'.

Keywords: God; grammatical hinge; St. Thomas Aquinas; Wittgensteinian philosophy



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