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Alternative Possibilities and Primary Agency

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Anselm defends the ‘Principle of Alternative Possibilities’ with regard to created agency, although in his system it is aseity, self-causation, that is most important. His theory presents a response ... More


The Tracing Problem

Katherin A. Rogers

in Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743972
eISBN:
9780191803963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743972.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Anselm’s theory holds that an agent’s responsibility for character-determined choices may be traceable to his responsibility for his self-formed character. A “tracing” problem arises in that the ... More


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