Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns by Kevin TimpeFree Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns by Kevin Timpe

Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns

EditorKevin Timpe, Daniel Speak

Hardcover | June 4, 2016

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Concerns both about the nature of free will and about the credibility of theistic belief and commitment have long preoccupied philosophers. In addition, there can be no denying that the history of philosophical inquiry into these two issues has been dynamic and, at least to some degree,integrated. In a great many cases, classical treatments of one have influenced classical treatments of the other - and in a variety of ways. Without pretending to be able to trace all the historical integrations of these treatments, there is no real question that these philosophical interrelationsexist and are worthy of further exploration. In addition, contemporary discussions contain more than a few hints of suspicion that theistic belief is adversely affecting the purity of inquiry into contours of human free will.Nevertheless, until now there has been no volume systematically exploring the relationship between religious beliefs and various accounts of free will in the contemporary domain. With a particular eye on how the former might be - either legitimately or illegitimately - affecting the latter, thiscollection fills an important gap in the current debate. Here, sixteen leading philosophers focus their attention on a crucial point of intellectual intersection, with surprising and illuminating results.
Kevin Timpe is Professor of Philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University, and a former Templeton Research Fellow at St. Peter's College, Oxford University. His research is focused on the metaphysics of free will and moral responsibility, virtue ethics, philosophy of disability, and issues in the philosophy of religion. He is the author ...
Title:Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and ConcernsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:June 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Daniel Speak and Kevin Timpe: Introduction1. Manuel R. Vargas: The runeburg problem: theism, libertarianism, and motivated reasoning2. John Martin Fischer: Libertarianism and the problem of flip-flopping3. Laura W. Ekstrom: The cost of freedom4. Jerry L. Walls: One hell of a problem for christian compatibilists5. Tamler Sommers: Relative responsibility and theism6. Derk Pereboom: Libertarianism and theological determinism7. Timothy O'Connor: Against theological determinism8. T. J. Mawson: Theism has no implications for the debate between libertarianism and compatibilism9. Helen Steward: Libertarianism as a naturalistic position10. Meghan Griffith: Agent causation and theism11. Michael J. Almeida: Bringing about perfect worlds12. W. Matthews Grant: Divine universal causality and libertarian freedom13. Neal Judisch: Divine conservation and creaturely freedom14. Rebekah L. H. Rice: Divine agency and acting for reasons15. Kevin Timpe: God's freedom, God's character16. Jesse Couenhoven: Immutable freedom