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Our Fate: Essays on God and Free Will

John Martin Fischer


This book collects John Martin Fischer’s previously published articles on the relationship between God’s foreknowledge and human freedom. It contains a substantial and previously unpublished introductory essay that both brings all the pieces together into an analytic framework and also breaks some new ground. Part of the new material is a new and highly original theory that explains how God could have genuine and certain foreknowledge of future events involving human behavior in a causally indeterministic world. (This is a bold and controversial approach, presented for the first time in the in ... More

Keywords: causal determinism, fatalism, God’s foreknowledge, human freedom, moral responsibility, Ockhamism, Scotism, Molinism, semicompatibilism, theological incompatibilism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199311293
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311293.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Martin Fischer, author
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside

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