On an Attempt to Demonstrate the Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

Faith and Philosophy 17 (1):132-134 (2000)
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Ted A. Warfield seeks to establish the compatibility in question by getting the incompatibilist to reject an unpersuasive argument from fatalism to the conclusion that a given action is not freely done. He maintains that such a rejection requires the the incompatibilist to hold that there is a possible world in which the fatalist’s premise is true and in which the conclusion is false (and so the given action is freely done). If a foreknowing God exists in that world, then incompatibilism must be rejected. I criticize this reasoning on the ground that one can reject a bad argument from true premises without countenancing a possible world in which the premises are true and yet the conclusion false
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil20001716
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