Foreknowledge and Free Will

[Revised entry by Linda Zagzebski on April 13, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Fatalism is the thesis that human acts occur by necessity and hence are unfree. Theological fatalism is
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[Revised entry by Linda Zagzebski on April 13, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Fatalism is the thesis that human acts occur by necessity and hence are unfree. Theological fatalism is the thesis that infallible foreknowledge of a human act makes the act necessary and hence unfree. If there is a being who knows the entire future infallibly, then no human act is free....

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