Compatibilism and the free will defence: A reply to Bishop

Australasian Journal of Philosopy 77 (1):92-105 (1999)
This paper 1) argues that libertarians are virtually as badly off as compatibilists in the face of the objection to the Free Will Defence that omnipotent God could have ensured that all free beings always but freely did right, and 2) explores the prospects for an "upgraded" Free Will Defense which takes freedom merely as a necessary condition for a further higher good which logically could not be achieved if God employed any of the available strategies--under both compatibilist and libertarian assumptions--for creating morally free beings without the risk of moral evil
Keywords Compatibilism  Free Will  God  Religion  Bishop, J  Plantinga, A
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