. Has been a very influential proponent of philosophical arguments for the existence of God
. Swinburne presents many arguments to advance the belief that God exists, he argues that God is a being whose existence is not logically necessary but metaphysically necessary in a way he defines in his God of classical theism.
. Introduced the idea of forms such as form of good/beauty/justice, etc; The forms exist in another “realm” that is more “real” than the everyday physical world of material objects. The forms are outside of time
. Plato set up the fundamental dualism of philosophy, the distinction between idealism and materialism
Born: January 20, 1922, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Died: February 9, 2012
Background: was a philosopher of religion and theologian. In philosophical theology, he made contributions in the areas of theodicy, eschatology, and Christology, and in the philosophy of religion he contributed to the areas of epistemology of religion and religious pluralism.