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Paratheism: A Proof that God Neither Exists Nor Does Not Exist

Steven James Bartlett
2017 Social Science Research Network  
heism and its cousins, atheism and agnosticism, are seldom taken to task for logical-epistemological incoherence. This paper provides a condensed proof that not only theism, but atheism and agnosticism as well, are all of them conceptually self-undermining, and for the same reason: All attempt to make use of the concept of "transcendent reality," which here is shown not only to lack meaning, but to preclude the very possibility of meaning. In doing this, the incoherence of theism, atheism, and
more » ... eism, atheism, and agnosticism is secondary to the more general incoherence of any attempts to refer to so-called "transcendent realities."
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3089881 fatcat:tzze4z2ijjhjtlyqujm4aheeli