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Timelessness and Foreknowledge

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237251.003.0006
Timelessness and Foreknowledge

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This chapter is concerned with the problem of divine foreknowledge and human freedom. It is argued that an appeal to timelessness does not remove that problem, for it is claimed that there is a clear sense in which we can say that a timeless God nevertheless has foreknowledge. Talk of God's foreknowledge, though legitimate and necessary, has no metaphysical implications for God. It is argued that such foreknowledge is inconsistent with human indeterministic freedom.

Keywords: determinism; foreknowledge; free will; freedom; God; human; indeterminism; metaphysical

Chapter.  4987 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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