|Partially Resolving the Tension between Omniscience and Free Will: A Mathematical Argument|
|Source: Sorites 9, April 1998: 53-55|
|Paper - Abstract|
Moral theology is given force by punishment and reward, which is, in turn, comprehensible only in the presence of free will. Yet free will has been bedevilled with philosophical difficulties, not least among them the tension between omniscience and autonomy. The paper, building on a theory of temptation and sin published1 in Mind, gives a partial resolution to that tension using a mathematical argument.
Filed electronically with the full edition of Sorites 09
Footnote 1: See "Fulda (Joseph) - The Mathematical Pull of Temptation".
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