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„Liberum arbitrium” w filozofii średniowiecznej w kontekście teorii deterministycznych
Liberum arbitrium in medieval philosophy in context of deterministic theories

Author(s): Konrad Szocik
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Keywords: liberum arbitrium; free will; determinism; God; God’s grace; predestination; providence; foreknowledge; compatibilism

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the concept of 'liberum arbitrium' in the philosophy of Augustine, Anselm and Thomas Aquinas. It underlines their compatibilist connection between the freedom of choice and deterministic factors. Each of them has defended liberum arbitrium, being aware of the potential difficulties related to God’s influence on human fate.

  • Issue Year: 50/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 105-123
  • Page Count: 19