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Foreknowledge, Freedom, and the Fixity of the Past

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/9780199311293.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that Alvin Plantinga’s famous example of Paul and the Ant Colony has a similar structure to examples presented by John Turk Saunders. These are all examples in which it appears to ... More


Symposium on the Fixity of the Past: Incompatibilism and the Fixity of the Past

Neal A. Tognazzini and John Martin Fischer

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This paper evaluates a new argument for the fixity of the past, recently defended by Wesley H. Holliday in ‘Freedom and the Fixity of the Past’ (The Philosophical Review 121). The fixity of the past ... More


Ockhamism: The Facts

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/9780199311293.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter critically evaluates “Ockhamism,” which follows William of Ockham in responding to the argument for incompatibilism about God’s foreknowledge and human freedom to do otherwise by denying ... More


Power over the Past

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/9780199311293.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes two importantly different versions of the argument for incompatibilism about God’s foreknowledge and human freedom to do otherwise presented in contemporary form by Nelson ... More


The Truth about Foreknowledge

Patrick Todd

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/9780199311293.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Todd and Fischer critically evaluate Trenton Merricks’s recent attempt to provide a “new” way of defending compatibilism about divine foreknowledge and human freedom to do otherwise. Their essay ... More


Symposium on the Fixity of the Past: Freedom and Modality

Wesley H. Holliday

in Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter van Inwagen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198715702
eISBN:
9780191783401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715702.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This paper provides further motivation for a principle relating freedom and modality that appeared in ‘Freedom and the Fixity of the Past’ (The Philosophical Review, Vol. 121), where the principle ... More


Freedom and Actuality

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/9780199311293.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops and evaluates a reply to the argument for the incompatibility of God’s foreknowledge and human freedom to do otherwise. The reply employs the strategy of “world-indexation” to ... More


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