David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Faith and Philosophy 13 (3):329-351 (1996)
A temporal perfect being is best conceived of as having essentially the power to change his mind-even from doing a morally right act to doing one that is morally wrong. For, this power allows him to increase his moral worth by constantly refraining from changing his intentions to do the right thing. Such a being could not possess the power to form an unalterable intention to do the right thing. Could an omnipotent, omniscient being have this power to change his mind and yet know what his future intentions will be? Four arguments that imply a negative answer are considered and rebutted
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