Trenton Merricks on Some Anti‐Molinist Arguments

William Hasker

in Molinism

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199590629
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731280 | DOI:
Trenton Merricks on Some Anti‐Molinist Arguments

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Trenton Merricks has developed a critique of Hasker's 1989 argument against Molinism. He claims that the argument targets not only Molinism itself but other related positions as well; possibly including libertarian free will. However, his argument relies on a premise, ‘restricted centering’, which Hasker has denied, rendering his objection question-begging. He also criticizes an anti-Molinist argument developed by Kenneth Perszyk, but his critique fails to address Perszyk's main contention.

Keywords: Trenton Merricks; Kenneth Perszyk; counterfactuals; centering; Molinism; consequence argument

Chapter.  2256 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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