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Wielenberg and Emergence

Borrowed Capital on the Cheap
WithJ. P. Moreland

This chapter presses the point that Wielenberg's model doesn't fit well with naturalism, the notion that all that exists are natural physical materials. Since Wielenberg readily admits his view is non-natural, it might be best to take Moreland's argument as an explanation of why naturalists, if they're consistent, should reject Wielenberg's model. However, Moreland goes on to note some classical problems with Platonic models, such as the problem of exemplification. He also argues that many of Wielenberg's ideas fit better with theism than with atheism.