Pro Haskeris Contradictione

Dean Zimmerman

in Molinism

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199590629
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731280 | DOI:
Pro Haskeris Contradictione

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In “Truth and Molinism”, Trenton Merricks criticizes the argument against Molinism at the core of William Hasker's book, God, Time, and Knowledge. Merricks claims that, if Hasker's argument against Molinism is a good one, it also refutes theories of subjunctive and counterfactual conditionals that endorse ‘centering’ (like those of Stalnaker and Lewis). Merricks also offers a direct objection to Hasker's argument. But Hasker's anti‐Molinist argument can be embraced by advocates of centering; and Merricks's refutation of Hasker fails

Keywords: centering; conditionals; William Hasker; Trenton Merricks; Molinism; middle knowledge

Chapter.  5470 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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