Divine Foreknowledge and Fatalism

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597671 | DOI:
Divine Foreknowledge and Fatalism

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It is argued that the compatibility between divine foreknowledge and human libertarian freedom cannot be satisfactorily defended by an appeal to the ’hard fact’–'soft fact’ distinction. The fact that God's foreknowledge is incompatible with human indeterministic freedom does not logical determinism or fatalism.

Keywords: determinism; fatalism; foreknowledge; God; hard fact; indeterminism; libertarian; soft fact

Chapter.  6136 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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