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An Anti‐Molinist Replies

Dean Zimmerman

in Molinism

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199590629
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.003.0012
An Anti‐Molinist Replies

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William Lane Craig has criticized nearly every important claim made in the course of ‘Yet Another Anti‐Molinist Argument’. Zimmerman replies to Craig's main criticisms of the three stages of that argument. The objections to the first two stages misfire due to Craig's gratuitous redefinition of what Zimmerman means by calling Molinist conditionals ‘brute’. Craig's objections to the final stage are more interesting; but, ultimately, they do not seriously undermine Zimmerman's case against Molinism.

Keywords: conditionals; William Lane Craig; libertarianism; middle knowledge; Molinism; providence; Dean Zimmerman

Chapter.  11073 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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