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The problem of divine foreknowledge and future contingents from Aristotle to Suarez

Author: William Lane Craig
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1988.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 7.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lane Craig
ISBN: 9004085165 9789004085169
OCLC Number: 17413304
Description: xiii, 295 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface XI I. ARISTOTLE Interpretive Controversy concerning De interp. 9 1 Preliminary Note on Aristotle's Modal Terms 5 Structure of Chapter Nine 6 I. Introduction 8 II. Development of Fatalistic Difficulties 29 Threat of Fatalism 29 Absurdity of Fatalism 42 III. Resolution of Fatalistic Difficulties 47 Necessity and Conditional Necessity 48 Predicating Necessity Collectively and Distri- butively 52 Application to Future Contingent Singular Proposi- tions 55 Summary 57 II AUGUSTINE 59 Turn to Theological Fatalism 59 Augustine's Context of Theodicy 60 Augustine's Problem of Theological Fatalism 63 Augustine's Solution 66 Summary 73 Foreknowledge and Eternity 73 III. BOETHIUS 79 Problem of Theological Fatalism 79 Boethius's Solution 89 Summary 97 IV. THOMAS AQUINAS 99 God's Knowledge of Non-Existents 99 God's Knowledge of Future Contingents 103 Objections to God's Foreknowledge 103 Thomas's Position on God's Foreknowledge 104 Answers to Objections 108 Summary 115 Thomas's Implied Theory of Time 116 God's Knowledge of All Things Through His Essence 118 God's Knowledge as the Cause of Things 121 V.JOHN DUNS SCOTUS 127 Scotus's Position on God's Knowledge 127 Rejection of Previous Opinions 127 Scotus's Own View 134 Objections and Replies 140 Concerning God's Determinate Knowledge 140 Concerning God's Certain and Infallible Knowledge 141 Concerning the Necessity of God's Knowledge 142 Concerning the Compatibility of God's Knowledge with Contingency 143 Summary 144 VI.WILLIAM OCKHAM 146 God's Determinate Knowledge of Future Contingents 146 Objections 146 Ockham's Position on the Truth Value of Future Con- tingent Propositions 147 Replies to Objections 152 God's Certain and Infallible Knowledge of Future Contin- gents 163 Objections 163 Replies 163 God's Necessary Knowledge of Future Contingents 165 Arguments for Necessity 165 Refutation of Arguments 166 Summary 168 VII.LUIS MOLINA 169 Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents 170 Infallible Knowledge of Future Contingents 171 Reconciliation of Foreknowledge and Contingency 184 Prescience, Providence, and Predestination 198 Prescience 199 Providence 200 Predestination 203 Summary 206 VIII.FRANCISCO SUAREZ 207 God's Knowledge of Actually Future Contingents 208 Basis of God's Foreknowledge of Future Contingents 208 Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingency 213 Summary 218 God's Knowledge of Conditionally Future Contingents 218 Defense of Divine Middle Knowledge 219 Basis of God's Middle Knowledge 229 Summary 232 Notes 234 Bibliography 281 Index 292
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 7.
Responsibility: by William Lane Craig.

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