Freedom, Fatalism, and Foreknowledge

Oxford New York: Oxford University Press (2015)
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We typically think we have free will. But how could we have free will, if for anything we do, it was already true in the distant past that we would do that thing? Or how could we have free will, if God already knows in advance all the details of our lives? Such issues raise the specter of "fatalism". This book collects sixteen previously published articles on fatalism, truths about the future, and the relationship between divine foreknowledge and human freedom, and includes a substantial new introductory essay and bibliography. Many of the pieces collected here build bridges between discussions of human freedom and recent developments in other areas of metaphysics, such as philosophy of time and the nature of metaphysical "dependence". Ideal for courses in free will, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, Freedom, Fatalism, and Foreknowledge will encourage important new directions in thinking about free will, time, and truth.

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University of California, Riverside
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University of Edinburgh

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On behalf of a mutable future.Patrick Todd - 2016 - Synthese 193 (7):2077-2095.
Fatalism and Future Contingents.Giacomo Andreoletti - 2019 - Analytic Philosophy 60 (3):1-14.
Fatalism.Hugh Rice - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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