God, information and the world: The metaphysics of william Dembski and al-ghazālī
Source of Publication
© The Royal Institute of Philosophy, 2019 This article intends to review William Dembski's recent monograph entitled Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information, in which he establishes an entire information-centric metaphysics. This viewpoint is compared with al-Ghazālī's perspective, a Muslim philosophical theologian from the Medieval period. It is concluded that what Dembski defines as information, which for him is the ontological basis of the natural world, seems remarkably close to al-Ghazālī's notion of God's will and omnipotence. This article is an explorative comparison of their metaphysical frameworks that are discussed in light of modern scientific developments, highlighting their differences and similarities.
Cambridge University Press
Arts and Humanities
Malik, Shoaib Ahmed, "God, information and the world: The metaphysics of william Dembski and al-ghazālī" (2019). All Works. 1798.
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