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  1. ‘All is Foreseen, and Freedom of Choice is Granted’: A Scotistic Examination of God's Freedom, Divine Foreknowledge and the Arbitrary Use of Power.Liran Shia Gordon - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (5):711-726.
    Following an Open conception of Divine Foreknowledge, that holds that man is endowed with genuine freedom and so the future is not definitely determined, it will be claimed that human freedom does not limit the divine power, but rather enhances it and presents us with a barrier against arbitrary use of that power. This reading will be implemented to reconcile a well-known quarrel between two important interpreters of Duns Scotus, Allan B. Wolter and Thomas Williams, each of (...)
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  2. Infallible Divine Foreknowledge Cannot Uniquely Threaten Human Freedom, but its Mechanics Might.T. Ryan Byerly - 2012 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (4):73-94.
    It is not uncommon to think that the existence of exhaustive and infallible divine foreknowledge uniquely threatens the existence of human freedom. This paper shows that this cannot be so. For, to uniquely threaten human freedom, infallible divine foreknowledge would have to make an essential contribution to an explanation for why our actions are not up to us. And infallible divine foreknowledge cannot do this. There remains, however, an important question about the compatibility of (...)
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  3. In Defense of the Timeless Solution to the Problem of Human Free Will and Divine Foreknowledge.Ciro De Florio & Aldo Frigerio - 2015 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 78 (1):5-28.
    In this paper, we will defend a particular version of the timeless solution to the problem of divine foreknowledge and human freedom. Our strategy is grounded on a particular temporal framework, which models the flow of time and a libertarian understanding of freedom. The propositions describing a certain act by an agent have an indeterminate truth value until the agent makes her choice; therefore, they become true or false when a decision is made. In order to account for (...)
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    Contra Tooley: Divine Foreknowledge is Possible.Elijah Hess - 2020 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 87 (2):165-172.
    Michael Tooley’s latest argument against the possibility of divine foreknowledge trades on the idea that, whichever theory of time is true, the ontology of the future—or lack thereof—gives rise to special problems for God’s prescience. I argue that Tooley’s reasoning is predicated on two mischaracterizations and conclude that, on at least some theories of time, the possibility of divine foreknowledge appears secure.
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  5. Leibniz on Determinism and Divine Foreknowledge.Endre Begby - 2005 - Studia Leibnitiana 37 (1):83-98.
    Nach Michael J. Murrays Aufsatz „Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom" ist Leibniz nicht als Kompatibilist zu verstehen. Die göttliche Vorhersehung beruhe nicht darauf, dass menschliche Handlungen mechanischen Gesetzen von Ursache und Wirkung (causa efficiens) gehorchen, sondern auf den für diese Handlungen spezifischen geistigen Gesetzen (causa finalis, moralische Gesetze, etc.). In diesem Aufsatz argumentiere ich, dass Murray die Tragweite des Grundsatzes vom hinreichenden Grund in Leibniz' Philosophie nicht richtig versteht. Des Weiteren zeige ich, dass (...)
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  6. On the Incompatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Jason Wyckoff - 2010 - Sophia 49 (3):333-41.
    I argue that the simple foreknowledge view, according to which God knows at some time t 1 what an agent S will do at t 2 , is incompatible with human free will. I criticize two arguments in favor of the thesis that the simple foreknowledge view is consistent with human freedom, and conclude that, even if divine foreknowledge does not causally compel human action, foreknowledge is nevertheless relevantly similar to other cases in which human (...)
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    Actes du XI• Congres International d'Archeologie Chretienne, Lyon, Vienne, Grenoble, Geneve Et Aoste (21-28 Septembre 1986),(Studi di Antichita Cristiana XLI; Collection de I'Ecole Fran~ Aise de Rome 123), Voi. I. [REVIEW]Jochen Brunow, Schreiben fur den Film, Carsten Colpe, Das Siegel der Propheten, William Lane Craig, Divine Foreknowledge & Human Freedom - 1991 - Bijdragen, Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie En Theologie 52 (2):235.
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    Divine Foreknowledge and Providence in the Commentaries of Boethius and Aquinas on the De Interpretatione 9 by Aristotle.David Torrijos-Castrillejo - 2020 - Biblica Et Patristica Thoruniensia 13:151-173.
    Boethius represents one of the most important milestones in Christian reflection about fate and providence, especially considering that he takes into account Proclus’ contributions to these questions. For this reason, The Consolation of philosophy is considered a crucial work for the development of this topic. However, Boethius also exposes his ideas in his commentary on the book that constitutes one of the oldest and most relevant texts on the problem of future contingents, namely Aristotle’s De interpretatione. Although St. Thomas refers (...)
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  9. The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time-Ordering Account.T. Ryan Byerly - 2014 - Bloomsbury Academic.
  10. The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time-Ordering Account. [REVIEW]T. Ryan Byerly - 2016 - Philosophia Christi 18 (1):251-255.
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  11. Divine Foreknowledge, Rational Determinism, and the Value of Freedom.Andrea Guardo - manuscript
    After having given in the Essay a definition of freedom which straightforwardly entails its compatibility with – among other things – God's foreknowledge, Locke surprisingly writes in a 1693 letter to Molyneux that he does not see how human liberty can coexist with divine prescience. I argue that the confession to Molyneux can be made consistent with the Essay's definition by embracing the view that the problem Locke had in mind when he drafted it was not a problem (...)
     
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  12. The Eternity Solution to the Problem of Human Freedom and Divine Foreknowledge.Michael Rota - 2010 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (1):165 - 186.
    In this paper I defend the eternity solution to the problem of human freedom and divine foreknowledge. After motivating the problem, I sketch the basic contours of the eternity solution. I then consider several objections which contend that the eternity solution falsely implies that we have various powers (e.g., to change God’s beliefs, or to affect the past) which, according to the objector, we do not in fact have.
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  13. Time, Truth, Actuality, and Causation: On the Impossibility of Divine Foreknowledge.Michael Tooley - 2010 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (1):143 - 163.
    In this essay, my goal is, first, to describe the most important contemporary philosophical approaches to the nature of time, and then, secondly, to discuss the ways in which those different accounts bear upon the question of the possibility of divine foreknowledge. I shall argue that different accounts of the nature of time give rise to different objections to the idea of divine foreknowledge, but that, in addition, there is a general argument for the impossibility of (...)
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    Why Divine Foreknowledge?Michael Robinson - 2000 - Religious Studies 36 (3):251-275.
    Christian theism has traditionally claimed that God knows the future. But why is divine foreknowledge important? In this essay, I argue that divine foreknowledge is valuable to Christian theism and that a hefty theological price must be paid if it is rejected. I also attempt to show that the range of knowledge available to God in theological models that deny divine foreknowledge is significantly less than claimed by proponents of these views. In particular, I (...)
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  15. Divine Foreknowledge and Newcomb's Paradox.William Lane Craig - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (3):331-350.
    Newcomb's Paradox thus serves as an illustrative vindication of the compatibility of divine foreknowledge and human freedom. A proper understanding of the counterfactual conditionals involved enables us to see that the pastness of God's knowledge serves neither to make God's beliefs counterfactually closed nor to rob us of genuine freedom. It is evident that our decisions determine God's past beliefs about those decisions and do so without invoking an objectionable backward causation. It is also clear that in the (...)
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    Warfield on Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Peter A. Graham - 2008 - Faith and Philosophy 25 (1):75-78.
    Warfield (1997, 2000) argues that divine foreknowledge and human freedom are compatible. He assumes for conditional proof that there is a necessarilyexistent omniscient being. He also assumes that it is possible for there to be a person who both does something and could have avoided doing it. As supportfor this latter premise he points to the fact that nearly every participant to the debate accepts the falsity of logical fatalism. Appealing to this consensus, however, renders the argument question-begging, (...)
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    Divine Foreknowledge in De Civitate Dei 5.9.Barry A. David - 2001 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 75 (4):479-495.
    It is commonly agreed that Augustine's discussion of divine foreknowledge in DcD 5.9 is distinguished by its anti-Ciceronian polemic, but no one has analyzed the philosophical structure of this polemic to determine if it is compelling. I argue that Augustine's presentation has significant philosophical merit for two reasons. First, Augustine's rigorous application of the principle, shared with Cicero, that "nothing occurs unless it is preceded by an efficient cause" is capable of answeringforcefully one of the chief difficulties that (...)
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    T. Ryan Byerly: The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time-Ordering Account: Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2014, 131 Pages, $100. [REVIEW]Michael Almeida - 2015 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (3):255-259.
    One major aim of the book is to articulate a view of the mechanics of infallible divine foreknowledge that avoids commitment to causal determinism, explains how infallible foreknowledge is compatible with human freedom, and explains how God’s divine providence is compatible with human freedom and indeterministic events. The modest epistemic goal is to articulate a view that enjoys a not very low epistemic status. But even with such modest goals, I think the view cannot credibly be (...)
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    Divine Foreknowledge and Facts.Paul Helm - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):305 - 315.
    In “Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom” [6] Anthony Kenny returns to a ‘very old difficulty’ stated by Aquinas at Summa Theologiae Ia, 14, 3, 3. Kenny rejects the Thomistic strategy of treating God as an atemporal knower, Who grasps all events of history simultaneously in a timeless present. He takes this notion to be neither Biblical nor coherent. He hopes instead to reconcile a temporal God's literal foreknowledge with free action among men. I shall follow Kenny in (...)
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    Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom.Michael J. Murray - 1992 - The Leibniz Review 2:18-19.
    Despite Russell’s protestations to the contrary, it has become evident that Leibniz had more than a passing interest in a number of the problems plaguing seventeenth century philosophical theology. In published work, correspondence, and private notes, Leibniz spends significant energy sorting through numerous solutions to the standard problems. Not least among these was the perennial problem of how to reconcile divine foreknowledge and providence and human freedom. In this essay I discuss how Leibniz understands this problem against the (...)
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    Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom.Michael J. Murray - 1992 - The Leibniz Review 2:18-19.
    Despite Russell’s protestations to the contrary, it has become evident that Leibniz had more than a passing interest in a number of the problems plaguing seventeenth century philosophical theology. In published work, correspondence, and private notes, Leibniz spends significant energy sorting through numerous solutions to the standard problems. Not least among these was the perennial problem of how to reconcile divine foreknowledge and providence and human freedom. In this essay I discuss how Leibniz understands this problem against the (...)
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    Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom: The Coherence of Theism.Gary Mar - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (3):606-607.
    This book addresses two questions: "How is genuine future contingency compatible with divine foreknowledge?" and "How is foreknowledge possible?" Craig attempts to reconcile future contingency within the constraints of a Biblically informed conception of God. This volume, a companion to Craig's historical survey The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez, is in contrast to that study, is a synoptic and critical survey of the recent literature on theological fatalism. It discusses (...)
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  23. Critical Survey of Mulla Sadra's Viewpoint in Explanation of Compatibility Between Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Tavakkol Kouhi Geeglu - 2013 - پژوهشنامه فلسفه دین 11 (1):97-116.
    Mulla Sadra, on the one hand, proves detailed foreknowledge of God based on the rule of “simple reality is whole things” and using the rule of particular gradation in existence. On the other hand, from his standpoint, sometimes freedom is coextensive with willingness and sometimes relying on the same rule of "simple reality is whole things" – that analyzes causality in the form of epiphany – is equivalent to the subjectivity of God. In this philosophical system, the conflict between (...)
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  24. Divine Foreknowledge and Necessity: An Ockhamist Response to the Dilemma of God's Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.In-Kyu Song - 2002 - Upa.
    One of the most mind-boggling topics in philosophical theology is the relationship between divine foreknowledge and human freedom. If God has a complete knowledge of the future due to his epistemic perfection, how can a human being be free with respect to his future action?
     
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    Pike and Hoffman on Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Wesley Morriston - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:521-529.
    In an article published several years ago, Nelson Pike recast his well known argument for the incompatibility of divine omniscience and human freedom in terms of a “possible worlds” analysis of human power. In this version, the argument is based on the assumption that past circumstances in the actual world “help to determine present powers.” If I am able to do something at the present time, Pike claims, there must be a possible world with a past just like the (...)
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    On Divine Foreknowledge (Part IV of the Concordia).Scott MacDonald - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (1):177-179.
    Contemporary philosophers, especially philosophers of religion, are learning that they can ignore the work of medieval philosophers and theologians only at the risk of having to reinvent the wheel or proceed on foot when better transportation is available. But the inaccessibility of medieval thought to modern readers is a substantial impediment to anyone who wants to bring its resources to bear on modern discussions: the vast majority of texts remains untranslated and their dense and highly technical contents often remain impenetrable (...)
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    Pike and Hoffman on Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Wesley Morriston - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8:521-529.
    In an article published several years ago, Nelson Pike recast his well known argument for the incompatibility of divine omniscience and human freedom in terms of a “possible worlds” analysis of human power. In this version, the argument is based on the assumption that past circumstances in the actual world “help to determine present powers.” If I am able to do something at the present time, Pike claims, there must be a possible world with a past just like the (...)
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  28. Augustine on divine foreknowledge and human free will.Ann Pang - 1994 - Revue d' Etudes Augustiniennes Et Patristiques 40 (2):417-432.
    Afin d'aller au-delà de la critique formulée par Rowe sur la défense de la prescience divine et du libre-arbitre par Augustin, l'A. affirme qu'il y a deux raisonnements dans le De Liberio Arbitrio III, ii-iv. Il fait la distinction entre la capacité à vouloir x, la capacité à vouloir simpliciter et le pouvoir d'accomplir la volonté. La capacité à vouloir simpliciter fait partie du pouvoir de l'individu. Ainsi, pour Augustin, la capacité à vouloir se réduit à la capacité à (...)
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  29. Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will.Linda Zagzebski - 1985 - Religious Studies 21 (3):279-298.
    If God knows everything he must know the future, and if he knows the future he must know the future acts of his creatures. But then his creatures must act as he knows they will act. How then can they be free? This dilemma has a long history in Christian philosophy and is now as hotly disputed as ever. The medieval scholastics were virtually unanimous in claiming both that God is omniscient and that humans have free will, though they disagreed (...)
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  30. The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Freewill.J. Westphal - 2011 - Analysis 71 (2):246-252.
    On Friday God knew everything, including f, a proposition about what Jones would do on Monday; we can write the time-indexed proposition that on Friday God believed f as Bgf. If Jones does not do the thing that makes f true, then the resulting state of affairs will be ∼f. So on Monday, before a certain time – ‘ t time’ – Jones has it in his power to bring it about that ∼f. It seems to follow that on Monday (...)
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  31. Recent Work on Divine Foreknowledge and Free Will.Linda Zagzebski - 2002 - In Robert Kane (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Free Will. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 45-64.
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    Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.William Lane Craig - 1990 - London: Brill.
  33. Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom.Michael J. Murray - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (1):75-108.
    The Prevolitional Condition: The subjunctive conditionals of human freedom known by God must have their truth value prior to any free decree of God, i.e., be known prevolitionally.
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  34. On Divine Foreknowledge and Bringing About the Past.Thomas B. Talbott - 1986 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 46 (3):455-469.
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    James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views. , . Pp. 221. ISBN 0 8308 2652 1 , 1 84227 160 1.Daniel Hill - 2003 - Religious Studies 39 (2):241-246.
  36. On Divine Foreknowledge.LUIS DE MOLINA - 1988 - Cornell Up.
  37. Divine Foreknowledge and Alternative Conceptions of Human Freedom.William P. Alston - 1985 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (1-2):19-32.
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    Process Theology’s Denial of Divine Foreknowledge.William Lane Craig - 1987 - Process Studies 16 (3):198-202.
  39. Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom Are Compatible.Ted A. Warfield - 1997 - Noûs 31 (1):80-86.
  40. William Ockham on Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingency.William Lane Craig - 1988 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 69 (2):117.
     
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    Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge.Robert Sleigh - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (4):547-571.
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    The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents From Aristotle to Suarez. [REVIEW]Scott Davis - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):234-241.
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    On Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (3):289 - 296.
  44. Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Anthony Kenny - 1969 - In Aquinas: A Collection of Critical Essays. New York: Doubleday. pp. 255-270.
  45. On Divine Foreknowledge.Alfred J. Freddoso (ed.) - 1988 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    Luis de Molina was a leading figure in the remarkable sixteenth-century revival of Scholasticism on the Iberian peninsula.
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    Divine Foreknowledge, Human Freedom and Possible Worlds.Nelson Pike - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (2):209-216.
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    Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Quentin Smith - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):493-495.
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  48. Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom: The Coherence of Theism.William Lane CRAIG - 1991
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    Anselm, Ockham and Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.Peter Øhrstrøm - 1984 - Erkenntnis 21 (2):209 - 222.
  50. Divine Foreknowledge and the Libertarian Conception of Human Freedom.Mark D. Linville - 1993 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 33 (3):165 - 186.
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