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Omniscience and the Future

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237251.003.0007
Omniscience and the Future

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This is a continuation of the discussion of the previous chapter. It explores the consequences for omniscience if God is in time and discusses various reformulations of omniscience made to accommodate human indeterministic freedom. The metaphysical status of the future is discussed, in particular whether there is a future to be known, and arguments are formulated against those who deny that there is. Further, it is argued that the claims that the future does not already exist, and that the future is determinate, are distinct claims.

Keywords: determinism; exist; freedom; free will; future; God; omniscience

Chapter.  6010 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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