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Anselm on Freedom

Katherin Rogers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Anselm is the first Christian philosopher to defend a libertarian analysis of created freedom. In doing so he proposes viable answers to perennial questions in the philosophy of religion: If God ... More


Divine Foreknowledge and Fatalism

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter brings together the results of the previous two chapters. It is argued that God's foreknowledge is incompatible with human indeterministic freedom. Does this mean that this conclusion ... More


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 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


Timelessness and Foreknowledge

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The alleged incompatibility between divine foreknowledge and human freedom is discussed. Since for a timeless God foreknowledge is not strictly before, does timelessness solve the problem of ... More


Two More Solutions of My Own

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/9780195107630.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter proposes two more solutions to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and argues that they solve both the Accidental Necessity Version of the dilemma and what is termed the Timeless ... More


The Boethian 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/9780195107630.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the previous chapter, it was argued that the Accidental Necessity Version of the divine foreknowledge dilemma is very strong. In addition, there is the problem of the Causal Necessity Version. ... More


The Ockhamist 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/9780195107630.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Perhaps the most widely discussed solution to the divine foreknowledge dilemma in recent years is the Ockhamist solution. Many variations of it have been proposed, and some are probably not very ... 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


Foreknowledge, Causal Relations, and Subjunctive Conditionals

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/9780195107630.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is often thought that physical laws just are generalized subjunctive conditionals expressing relations between physical events. Metaphysical laws, on the other hand, seem to be more than the ... More


Introduction: God, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility

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/9780199311293.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides an overview of the main themes of the book, focusing on various versions of the basic argument for the incompatibility of divine foreknowledge and human freedom, and various ... More


Geachianism

Patrick Todd

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603213
eISBN:
9780191725388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603213.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his 1977 monograph, Providence and Evil, P.T. Geach articulated a position on divine omniscience and future contingents that has been widely interpreted as a version of (or precursor to) ‘open ... More


Theological Fatalism as an Aporetic Problem

David P. Hunt

in Free Will and Classical Theism: The Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190611200
eISBN:
9780190611224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611200.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This essay by David Hunt considers the problem of theological fatalism, which appears to threaten either divine foreknowledge or human freedom, and should instead be treated as an “aporetic ... More


Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603213
eISBN:
9780191725388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This is the third volume of the Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion series. As with the first two volumes, these essays follow the tradition of providing a non-sectarian and non-partisan ... More


Knowledge First and Ockhamism

Alexander Arnold

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722335
eISBN:
9780191789229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722335.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses some resources of the knowledge-first approach in epistemology (KFAE), championed by Timothy Williamson and characterized by the idea that epistemology should be done by beginning ... More


God, Creation, and the Future

John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt

in Robert Holcot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199391240
eISBN:
9780199391271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391240.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Holcot’s discussion of future contingents and its implications for God’s knowledge of the future, prophecy, and biblical revelation. It explains his views on these matters in ... More


The Augustinianism 2 of The Consolation of Philosophy

Jonathan D. Teubner

in Prayer after Augustine: A study in the development of the Latin tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198767176
eISBN:
9780191821356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767176.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Chapter 6 examines Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, focusing in particular on book 5. In Consolation 5, references to prayer are embedded within a dialogue between a prisoner and a ... More


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