Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns

2017.01.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak (eds.), Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns, Oxford University Press,
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2017.01.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak (eds.), Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns, Oxford University Press, 2016, 316pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198743958. Reviewed by David P. Hunt, Whittier College The intersection of free will and theism is a rich territory for philosophical exploration, and the essays commissioned for this volume all contribute toward mapping that territory. But there is also a more interesting motivation for the collection, as the editors confess: it's to address the "suspicion within the community of philosophers working particularly on the problems of free will . . . that theistic beliefs are exerting an untoward influence upon the debates" (2). This suspicion is arguably a special case of a more general suspicion, which the editors represent via an especially pointed quotation from Greg Dawes: While the arguments put forward by many Christian philosophers are. . .

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