David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Faith and Philosophy 24 (4):433-457 (2007)
While it might seem prima facie plausible that divine foreknowledge is all that is needed for prophecy, this seems incorrect. To issue a prophecy, God hasto know not just how someone will act, but how someone would act were the prophecy issued. This makes some think that Middle Knowledge is required.I argue that Thomas Flint’s two Middle Knowledge based accounts of prophecy are unsatisfactory, but one of them can be repaired. However the resources needed for repair also yield a sketch of a foreknowledge-only account of prophecy.
|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
Ken Perszyk (2013). Recent Work on Molinism. Philosophy Compass 8 (8):755-770.
Justin Mooney (2015). Best Feasible Worlds: Divine Freedom and Leibniz’s Lapse. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (3):219-229.
Timothy Pawl (2014). The Freedom of Christ and Explanatory Priority. Religious Studies 50 (2):157-173.
Similar books and articles
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.
Mark Van Vugt (2001). Self-Interest as Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):429-430.
Jill Graper Hernandez (2005). Divine Omniscience and Human Evil: Interpreting Leibniz Without Middle Knowledge. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1/2):107-120.
Roslyn Weiss (2007). Natural Order or Divine Will: Maimonides on Cosmogony and Prophecy. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 15 (1):1-26.
Andrés Guiral-Contreras, Emiliano Ruiz-Barbadillo & Waymond Rodgers, To What Extend is the Going Concern Judgment Influenced by the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
Nancy Levene (2001). Spinoza's Bible. Philosophy and Theology 13 (1):93-142.
C. Alonso (1970). The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages. Augustinianum 10 (2):407-408.
John J. Fitzgerald (2008). Timeless Troubles. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82:203-215.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads26 ( #115,510 of 1,724,890 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #210,935 of 1,724,890 )
How can I increase my downloads?