Being and God argues that defensible philosophical theorization concerning the topic "God" is both possible and necessary within the framework of an adequate systematic philosophy-which must include a theory of Being-but is not possible in the absence of such a framework. The book provides critiques of philosophical approaches to this topic that have not relied on such frameworks; targets include the most important and influential treatments presented by historical, contemporary analytic, and contemporary continental philosophers. The book also further develops the systematic framework presented in Puntel's Structure and Being (2008), extending a line of argumentation to show that the absolutely necessary dimension of Being is, when more fully explicated, appropriately named "God."
Lorenz B. Puntel is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Munich. He is the winner, for Structure and Being, of the 2011 Findlay Book Prize awarded by the Metaphysical Society of America.Alan White is Mark Hopkins Professor of Philosophy.