Does Plantinga's God have freedom-canceling control over his creatures? A response to Richard Gale
Morriston (Wes)
Source: Philo, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 2003), pp. 67-77
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    According to Alvin Plantinga and his followers, there is a complete set of truths about what any possible person would freely do in any possible situation. Richard Gale offers two arguments for saying that this doctrine entails that God exercises "freedom-canceling" control over his creatures. Gale's first argument claims that Plantinga's God controls our behavior by determining our psychological makeup. The second claims that God causes (in the "forensic1" sense) all of our behavior. The present paper critically examines and rejects both of these arguments. (edited)

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