Christoph Jäger
University of Innsbruck
In a series of recent papers John Martin Fischer argues that the Molinist solution to the problem of reconciling divine omniscience with human freedom does not offer such a solution at all. Instead, he maintains, Molina simply presupposes theological compatibilism. However, Fischer construes the problem in terms of sempiternalist omniscience, whereas classical Molinism adopts atemporalism. I argue that, moreover, an atemporalist reformulation of Fischer’s argument designed to show that Molinism is not even consistent is unsuccessful as well, since it employs a transfer principle about causal inaccessibility that Molina rightfully rejects.
Keywords molinism  middle knowledge  scientia media  omniscience  free will  libertarianism  incompatibilism  foreknowledge  freedom  determinism
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DOI 10.24204/ejpr.v5i1.249
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