John Shook

God’s Divinely Justified Knowledge is Incompatible with Human Free Will

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15/1 - Spring 2010, pages 141–159
Date of online publication: 15 juin 2010
Date of publication: 01 juin 2010

Abstract

A new version of the incompatibilist argument is developed. Knowledge is (at least) justified true belief. If God’s divine knowledge must be justified knowledge, then humans cannot have the “alternative possibilities” type of free will. This incompatibilist argument is immunized against the application of the hard-soft fact distinction. If divine knowledge is justified, then the only kind of facts that God can know are hard facts, permitting this incompatibilist argument to succeed.

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Shook, John. “God’s Divinely Justified Knowledge is Incompatible with Human Free Will.” Forum Philosophicum 15, no. 1 (2010): 141–159. doi: 10.5840/forphil201015122.

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