Engaging with Pike: God, Freedom, and Time

Philosophical Papers 38 (2):247-270 (2009)
Patrick Todd
University of Edinburgh
Neal Tognazzini
Western Washington University
Nelson Pike’s article, “Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action,” is one of the most influential pieces in contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Published over forty years ago, it has elicited many different kinds of replies. We shall set forth some of the main lines of reply to Pike’s article, starting with some of the “early” replies. We then explore some issues that arise from relatively recent work in the philosophy of time; it is fascinating to note that views suggested by recent work in this area and related areas of metaphysics have implications for Pike’s argument - implications perhaps not previously noticed.
Keywords Pike  time  omniscience  free will
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DOI 10.1080/05568640903146542
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