In the principles i 40 ndash 41 discussion descartes appeals to divine incomprehensibility to make sense of how human freedom and divine preordination are to be reconciled god is infinitely powerful and he somehow made a universe in which it is true both that human beings are free and that god has preordained everything from eternity at 8a 20.

3 the divine nature is not an abstract object related across an ontological chasm to a concrete individual the divine nature is a self individuating concrete unitary nature for plantinga the nature of a thing is a conjunctive property the conjuncts of which are those properties the thing exemplifies in every possible world in which it exists.

Numbers have long fascinated the human mind they are essential to our lives and practically universal ndash children across the globe grasp mathematical concepts at a young age but as important as they are few people sit down and ask what is a number it might seem like a useless question but the answer has.

The divine self or the higher self as it is also known is a belief held by hindus and new age thought alike according to these beliefs the divine self is the self that exists at an even higher level than the soul it is in every human being ever born it is the true self essence of the universe that dwells in your being the source of all light and life within you and your true.

Routledge has just published the new anthology neo aristotelian metaphysics and the theology of nature edited by william m r simpson robert c koons and james orr my article ldquo natural and supernatural rdquo appears in the volume here is the abstract for the article.

It falls more in the category of metaphysics the study of that which is beyond the physical its similar to other fields that are founded on ancient theories of energy patterns like feng shui acupuncture and yoga astrology at high levels is a mastery of its particular science and the intuitive arts.