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A Note on Theological Fatalism
A Note on Theological Fatalism

Author(s): Alex Blum
Subject(s): Logic, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Filozofický ústav SAV
Keywords: God; can or could have been; cannot; counterfactual; ;

Summary/Abstract: We contend that a very seductive argument for theological fatalism fails. In the course of our discussion we point out that theological fatalism is incompatible with the existence of a being who is omnipotent, omniscient and infallible. We suggest that ‘possible’ formalized as ‘‘ is to be understood as ‘can or could have been’ and not simply as ‘can’. The argument we discuss conflates the two. We end by rounding out, hopefully, some left over corners of serious concern to the theist.

  • Issue Year: 14/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 143-147
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English