Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers
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This paper seeks to rehabilitate St. Augustine's widely dismissed response to the alleged incompatibility of divine foreknowledge and free will. This requires taking a fresh look at his analysis in On Free Choice of the Will, and arguing its relevance to the current debate. Along the way, mistaken interpretations of Augustine are rebutted, his real solution is developed and defended, a reason for his not anticipating Boethius's atemporalist solution is suggested, a favorable comparison with Ockham is made, rival solutions are rejected, and the aporetic nature of the problem is explained.
Hunt, D. P. (1999). On Augustine's way out. Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers, 16(1), 3-26. DOI: 10.5840/faithphil19991612