Are We Free to Break the Laws of Providence?
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Kenneth L. Pearce, Are We Free to Break the Laws of Providence?, Faith and Philosophy, 37, 2, 2020, 158 - 180
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Can I be free to perform an action if God has decided to ensure that I do not choose that action? I show that Molinists and simple foreknowl- edge theorists are committed to answering in the affirmative. This is problematic for their status as theological incompatibilists. I suggest that strategies for preserving their theological incompatibilism in light of this result should be based on sourcehood. However, the path is not easy here either, since Leibniz has shown how theological determinists can o er an extremely robust form of sourcehood. Proponents of these views must identify a valuable form of sourcehood their theories allow that Leibniz's theory doesn't.
Author: Pearce, Kenneth
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Faith and Philosophy
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