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A Note on Theological Fatalism

(Original title: A Note on Theological Fatalism)
Organon F, 2007, vol. 14, No 2, pp. 143-147.
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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, hope-fully, some left over corners of serious concern to the theist.

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