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The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski


This book examines the three leading traditional solutions to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and human free will—those arising from Boethius, William of Ockham, and Luis de Molina. Though all three solutions are rejected in their best-known forms, three new solutions are proposed, and the book concludes that divine foreknowledge is compatible with human freedom. The discussion includes the relation between the foreknowledge dilemma and problems about the nature of time and the causal relation; the logic of counterfactual conditionals; and the differences between divine and human knowing s ... More

Keywords: divine foreknowledge, free will, Boethius, William of Ockham, Luis de Molina, human freedom, human knowing states, nature of time, causal relation, counterfactual conditionals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195107630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195107630.001.0001


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Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski, author
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
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