<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) - Are Souls Unintelligible? (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8314.htm">Are Souls Unintelligible?</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/H/Author_Hoffman (Joshua).htm">Hoffman (Joshua)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Rosenkrantz (Gary).htm">Rosenkrantz (Gary)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 5, Philosophy of Religion (1991), pp. 183-212</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8314.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PapersToNotes_8314.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Authors Introduction</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"> <ol type="1"><li>In asserting the existence of God, traditional Western theism asserts the existence of a purely spiritual being. According to this form of theism, God is a <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_69.htm">disembodied</A><SUP>1</SUP> spirit, or soul, with the power to effect material things. In addition, many theists are committed to the existence of other souls that have this power, e.g., angels, devils, or human souls. </li><li>A variety of objections have been raised to the intelligibility of both the notion of a soul and the notion of a soul effecting a material thing. Since traditional Western theism presupposes the intelligibility of these notions, the soundness of any of these objections entails the unintelligibility of this form of theism. Our aim is to defend the intelligibility of the concepts of a soul and of dualistic interactionism against these objections </li></ol> </FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:09" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:09:21</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>