Arthur Prior's Early Thoughts on Predestination

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In 1931 the then 16-year old Arthur Prior wrote a booklet, Essays Religious, which is mainly a discussion of the conceptual and logical analysis of the relation between the doctrines of divine foreknowledge and human freedom. Prior found great inspiration in the works of Jonathan Edwards who had argued that if God has complete foreknowledge there is no human freedom. All his life, Prior defended Edwards’ claim that at least one of the two doctrines (divine foreknowledge and human freedom) has to go. In 1931 he argued that predestination holds and that the claim of free will has to be rejected. Later on he rejected the doctrine of divine foreknowledge and claimed that the there is human freedom.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThree Little Essays : Arthur Prior in 1931
RedaktørerDavid Jakobsen, Peter Øhrstrøm, Martin Prior, Adriane Rini
Antal sider16
UdgivelsesstedAalborg
ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publikationsdato2020
Udgave1
Sider55-71
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-7210-308-2
StatusUdgivet - 2020
NavnLogic and Philosophy of Time
Vol/bind3
ISSN2596-4372

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