Hi Dr. Craig. Still chewing on QoW #379. I keep coming back to this video, especially Q & A, especially 01:01:07 & context … do you address Aquinas & divine simplicity (as relates to the rest of my question below) in your current lectures?
Also, does this correctly represent your view?…
1. Numbers. Anti-realist that they exist as abstractions apart from God. Mathematical statements have only logical, not ontological, truth.
2. The Good. Anti-realist that it exists as abstraction apart from God. When moral statements are true, they are not merely logically true — they are true to God’s being. So you’re not really anti-realist here, since you grant the Good’s ontology is God…right? (I would argue this was what Socrates was birthing in his dialogue with Euthyphro.)
Question A: How do you answer someone who believes moral truths are logically, not ontologically, true?
Question B: Couldn’t your answer to question A be adapted, in combination with what Socrates was actually getting at, to obliterate anti-realism or “merely logically true”-ism with respect to mathematical truth?
And since I’ve made no reference to concepts in God’s mind…is my view conceptualism, or just divine essentialism?
Note: Just submitted the above as a new question of the week. Hopeful.