David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (4):573-580 (2004)
The argument according to which there can be no demonstration that divine creative causality precludes human freedom unfolds in the context of St. Thomas’s understanding of choice and of the relation of God to the world. The gist of the argument is that any demonstration of the nature or characteristics of some effect from the cause of that effect supposes some knowledge of the nature ofthe cause. To the contrary, we know nothing of the nature of the divine causality, which is one with the divine being, and therefore etc. Before the argument, there is a word on God and second causes; on necessity and contingence; on transcendent causality; and on why it seems that creation precludes human freedom
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Leigh C. Vicens (2012). Divine Determinism, Human Freedom, and the Consequence Argument. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 71 (2):145-155.
W. Matthews Grant (2001). Aquinas Among Libertarians and Compatibilists. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:221-235.
Coleen P. Zoller (2004). Determined but Free. Philosophy and Theology 16 (1):25-44.
Neal Judisch (2008). Theological Determinism and the Problem of Evil. Religious Studies 44 (2):165-184.
James Patrick Downey (1987). Commentary on “The Possibility of God”. Faith and Philosophy 4 (2):202-206.
Gregory T. Doolan (2004). The Causality of the Divine Ideas in Relation to Natural Agents in Thomas Aquinas. International Philosophical Quarterly 44 (3):393-409.
Samuel Clarke (1998). A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God and Other Writings. Cambridge University Press.
Michael Tooley (2010). Time, Truth, Actuality, and Causation: On the Impossibility of Divine Foreknowledge. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (1):143 - 163.
Christopher J. Kosciuk, Human Freedom in a World Full of Providence: An Ockhamist-Molinist Account of the Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Creaturely Free Will.
Kenneth T. Gallagher (1964). Determinism and Argument. Modern Schoolman 41 (January):111-122.
Bernard Berofsky (2006). Global Control and Freedom. Philosophical Studies 131 (2):419-445.
Scott Sehon (2011). A Flawed Conception of Determinism in the Consequence Argument. Analysis 71 (1):30 - 38.
William Wainwright, Jonathan Edwards. Faith and Philosophy.
Bernard Harrison (1967). On Describing Colors. Inquiry 10 (1-4):38-52.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads5 ( #270,402 of 1,693,218 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #121,613 of 1,693,218 )
How can I increase my downloads?