Question of free will

Freedom from all constraints is no freedom at all. True liberty lies in responsibility. We are defined by the commitments we keep…
Freedom from all constraints is no freedom at all. True liberty lies in responsibility. We are defined by the commitments we keep… [More]

A Theistic Dilemma

Here’s a dilemma that might be worrisome for theists. Consider, first, the thesis in  (1). 1. Possibly, God actualizes a morally perfect possible world or a morally very good possible world.
Here’s a dilemma that might be worrisome for theists. Consider, first, the thesis in  (1). 1. Possibly, God actualizes a morally perfect possible world or a morally very good possible world. [More]

Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy

I am happy to announce a forthcoming new volume from the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series: A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. It is edited by Justin Sytsma and myself and features over
I am happy to announce a forthcoming new volume from the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series: A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. It is edited by Justin Sytsma and myself and features over [More]

The mystical security guard

One objection to some solutions to the problem of evil, particularly to sceptical theism, is that if there are such great goods that flow from evils, then we shouldn’t prevent evils. But
One objection to some solutions to the problem of evil, particularly to sceptical theism, is that if there are such great goods that flow from evils, then we shouldn’t prevent evils. But [More]

The mystrical security guard

One objection to some solutions to the problem of evil, particularly to sceptical theism, is that if there are such great goods that flow from evils, then we shouldn’t prevent evils. But
One objection to some solutions to the problem of evil, particularly to sceptical theism, is that if there are such great goods that flow from evils, then we shouldn’t prevent evils. But [More]

Evil and Compatibilism

There is widespread belief that compatibilism + theism cannot offer a credible solution to the logical problem of evil. Why does anyone believe that? I think they’re reasoning this way: if
There is widespread belief that compatibilism + theism cannot offer a credible solution to the logical problem of evil. Why does anyone believe that? I think they’re reasoning this way: if [More]

On Terrible Libertarian Worlds

Consider a morally perfect world, w, that includes only libertarian free agents. Everyone in w is acting morally, no one is acting immorally. Let S be the set of all agents in w, where S = {a0, a1,
Consider a morally perfect world, w, that includes only libertarian free agents. Everyone in w is acting morally, no one is acting immorally. Let S be the set of all agents in w, where S = {a0, a1, [More]

Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra (Spain)

The 2015 Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra (Spain) The Cluster Group in Analytic Theology at the University of Navarra “Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on
The 2015 Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra (Spain) The Cluster Group in Analytic Theology at the University of Navarra “Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on [More]

Libertarianism and Theism?

Many theists are libertarians about free will. I take it as a minimal implication of libertarianism that at any time t at which an agent S freely chooses A, S might have chosen ~A instead. The
Many theists are libertarians about free will. I take it as a minimal implication of libertarianism that at any time t at which an agent S freely chooses A, S might have chosen ~A instead. The [More]

Determinism, Order & Chaos

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/460688619 As science and philosophy explained ever more of the natural world in the Modern Era, there arose the philosophical idea of strict determinism. Strict
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/460688619 As science and philosophy explained ever more of the natural world in the Modern Era, there arose the philosophical idea of strict determinism. Strict [More]