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The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book examines the three leading traditional solutions to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and human free will—those arising from Boethius, William of Ockham, and Luis de Molina. Though all ... More


The Molinist Solution

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Perhaps the most ingenious solution to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and freedom was devised by the 16th-century Jesuit philosopher, Luis de Molina, in his theory of scientia media, or middle ... More


Putting Molinism in its Place

John Martin Fischer

in Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199590629
eISBN:
9780191731280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There has been much discussion in recent years of aspects of Molinism. In particular, philosophers have given considerable attention to issues surrounding the conditionals involved in middle ... More


Divine Concurrence and Human Freedom in Luis de Molina

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Here the author interacts with the work of Luis de Molina and his views on divine concurrence. He argues that Molina’s work centers on the potential role of specific divine assistance in the ... More


Leibniz Against Molinism: Freedom, Indifference, and the Nature of the Will

Sean Greenberg

in Leibniz: Nature and Freedom

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195143744
eISBN:
9780199835317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143744.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay analyses Leibniz’s rejection of the doctrine of freedom promulgated by 16th-century Jesuit Luis de Molina. It argues that Leibniz’s case against the Molinist rests on their diverging ... More


The Search for Alternatives to Extreme Augustinianism

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

By the late middle ages, extreme Augustinianism had undergone considerable modification. In particular, theologians introduced the notion that human beings could “prepare” for salvation by provoking ... More


The Foreknowledge Dilemmas

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195107630
eISBN:
9780199852956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The problem of divine foreknowledge forces the religious person to give up one of a pair of beliefs both of which are central to Christian practice. These beliefs are, first, that God has infallibly ... More


Tort Law in the Aristotelian Tradition

JAMES GORDLEY

in The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265795
eISBN:
9780191682971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265795.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In medieval and early modern Europe, Aristotle’s brief account of corrective justice in the Nicomachean Ethics was the starting point for those seeking a philosophical explanation of the law of ... More


Putting Molinism in Its Place

John Martin Fischer

in Our Fate: Essays on God and Free Will

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199311293
eISBN:
9780190454517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311293.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that Luis de Molina’s idea of Middle Knowledge presupposes, but does not itself provide, a response to the argument for incompatibilism about God’s foreknowledge and human freedom ... More


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