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Stopping an infinite regress of sufficient reasons for acting libertarian-freely

Suzy libertarian-freely chooses A, given the choice between A and B, and does so for Reasons R. Had Suzy libertarian-freely chosen B, she would have done so for reasons R*. R and R* are distinct, and possibly incommensurable. Now, in … Continue reading

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Molinism and Sovereignty

The Christian who believes that God has middle knowledge is typically concerned to secure the belief that God is Sovereign in the sense that nothing whatever is out of God’s providential control and direction. God ordains what we will freely … Continue reading

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LEM and subjunctive counterfactual conditionals of creaturely freedom

While the law of non-contradiction says that no proposition can be both true and false in the same instance and in the same sense, the law of excluded middle says something slightly different. The law of excluded middle (LEM) says … Continue reading

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Deflationary theory of semantics and the PSR

The Principle of Sufficient Reason can be construed as the principle which states that for any fact having the property of being true or false (contingently), there is some corresponding reason which explains why the fact should have that property. … Continue reading

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Free Will in Catholic Theologies

I want to explore briefly the following question: whether libertarian free will per se is implicitly or explicitly bound inexorably up with the Catholic faith. Recall that by ‘libertarian free will’ I mean that some choice is free in the … Continue reading

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Another way out of the EAAN?

Following the last post I wrote last night (or technically earlier this morning, but it was before I went to sleep), I thought of another way for the Naturalist to possibly avoid abandoning Naturalism given Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism … Continue reading

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Intuition

Philosophers often talk about intuition, and it isn’t always altogether clear what they mean. Many philosophers talk about being sceptical of intuition altogether (which, as I will try to show, is tantamount to an abandonment of classical rationalism and instead … Continue reading

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Cogito Ergo Sumus

René Descartes’ famous “Cogito Ergo Sum” (I think therefore I am – which, incidentally, never appears in the Meditations, though Descartes did write that phrase elsewhere) has been challenged various times in very interesting ways by a number of thinkers, … Continue reading

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