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Epistemic Eternalism vs Metaphysical Eternalism – A comparison between Boethius and Anselm’s solution to the paradox between free will and divine omniscience, Keqi Chen (Cambridge)

This is a post by Keqi Chen (Cambridge), a speaker from our Spring 2021 Seminar Series. If you would like to attend a seminar, please sign up using this link. You can also download the full schedule here.   The paradox between human free will and divine foreknowledge has attracted the attention of philosophers of religion for centuries. The kernel of the paradox lies in the contradiction between the uncertainty of the future contingent events derived from human beings’ free choices of will on the one hand, and the certainty of the object of knowledge on the other. For instance,Continue readingEpistemic Eternalism vs Metaphysical Eternalism – A comparison between Boethius and Anselm’s solution to the paradox between free will and divine omniscience, Keqi Chen (Cambridge)

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Disorder and Prediction, Pablo Fernández Velasco (ENS)

This is a post by Pablo Fernández Velasco (ENS), a speaker from our Spring 2021 Seminar Series. If you would like to attend a seminar, please sign up using this link. You can also download the full schedule here.   Let us consider the following idea: cultural practices increase predictability. Take queuing, for instance. You arrive at the supermarket. As is often the case nowadays, they are only letting people come in one by one, so a queue has formed outside. If instead of a queue there had been a crowd of people in disarray waiting to get in basedContinue readingDisorder and Prediction, Pablo Fernández Velasco (ENS)

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