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Subjunctive Conditionals

Trenton Merricks

in Truth and Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205233
eISBN:
9780191709302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205233.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Dispositional conditionals include claims such as if the glass had been struck, it would have shattered. Counterfactuals of freedom include claims like if Curley had been offered a bribe, he would ... 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


Introduction

Ken Perszyk

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/9780199590629.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Ken Perszyk documents the resurgence of Molinism in contemporary philosophy of religion. He explains the main motivation (historical and contemporary) for endorsing the Molinist notion of middle ... More


The Global Argument Continued

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter begins with an examination of three philosophical theses about free will, each of which would, if true, refute Theist's attempt to reply to the argument from evil by employing the ... More


Yet Another Failed Anti‐Molinist Argument

William Lane Craig

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/9780199590629.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Perhaps the most serious objection to a Molinist theory of providence is that it is too successful in showing how God could sovereignly control a world of free creatures. For it must be fact how S ... More


Truth and Molinism

Trenton Merricks

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/9780199590629.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Molinism implies that, for every possible agent S in every possible circumstance C, there are true propositions like that if S were in C, S would freely do A. Thus Molinism implies that there are ... More


Tilting at Molinism

Edward Wierenga

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/9780199590629.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Molinism holds that, in deciding which world to create, God exploits his middle knowledge, which is typically taken to include knowledge of counterfactuals of freedom. Counterfactual conditionals, ... More


The (Non‐)Existence of Molinist Counterfactuals

William Hasker

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/9780199590629.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reviews the main objections against the existence of the ‘counterfactuals of creaturely freedom’ featured by Molinism. The objections are (1) These (true) counterfactuals cannot exist ... More


Replies to Hasker and Zimmerman

Trenton Merricks

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/9780199590629.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

William Hasker and Dean Zimmerman raise objections to Hasker's paper ‘Truth and Molinism’. This chapter responds to those objections.


Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Ken Perszyk (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199590629
eISBN:
9780191731280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Molinism, named after the 16th century Spanish Jesuit Luis de Molina, re‐emerged in the 1970s after it was unwittingly assumed in versions of Alvin Plantinga's Free Will Defence against the Logical ... More


The Free Will Defense

Hugh J. McCann

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/9780199590629.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a critique of views that seek to resolve the problem of moral evil by holding that such evil is owing to exercises of human freedom that escape God's control as creator. It is argued ... 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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