Robert Greystones on the Freedom of the Will: Selections from his Commentary on the Sentences by Mark HenningerRobert Greystones on the Freedom of the Will: Selections from his Commentary on the Sentences by Mark Henninger

Robert Greystones on the Freedom of the Will: Selections from his Commentary on the Sentences

EditorMark Henninger, Robert Andrews, Jennifer Ottman

Hardcover | March 4, 2017

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If there is a heaven and you get there, could you still sin? If not, why not, if you're still free? If there is a hell and you end up there, why couldn't you choose to repent and get out? If not, why not, if you're still free? However esoteric these questions may seem, they forced thinkers inthe fourteenth century to think hard about just what it is to be free. In what, exactly, does human freedom consist? By addressing a number of theological "limit situations", such as those mentioned above, Robert Greystones, while at Oxford University in the 1320s, developed his own philosophicaltheory of human freedom, which is remarkably coherent and persuasive. This volume presents for the first time the Latin critical edition of his discussions, with a clear English translation on facing pages, along with an extensive introduction, describing his life and teaching on human freedom.This volume presents the Latin critical edition, with English translation on facing pages, of six questions from Robert Greystones's Sentences commentary. Greystones's discussions provide an excellent window onto debates concerning the will at Oxford in the early 1320s, since he works out hissolutions in critical dialogue with contemporaries such as William of Ockham, William of Alnwick, Robert Cowton, Richard Conington, Henry of Harclay, and Peter Aureol. In order to show the cut and thrust of these debates, the editors include many ample quotations from these thinkers, includingmaterial found only in manuscript. A clear and extensive introduction describes Greystones's life and doctrine of the will. The editors also provide a complete list of Greystones's numerous questions in the four books of his commentary, found only in Westminster Abbey MS 13.
Mark Henninger received his PhD in philosophy from the University of California in Los Angeles. He has taught and engaged in research in a number of universities: Loyola University of Chicago, University of Detroit Mercy, Arrupe College and the University of Zimbabwe, the Gregorian University in Rome, and Georgetown University, Washing...
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Title:Robert Greystones on the Freedom of the Will: Selections from his Commentary on the SentencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Life of Robert Greystones2. Works of Robert Greystones3. Robert Greystones's Doctrine of the Will4. The manuscript, editorial principles, and translationSiglaSELECTIONS FROM GREYSTONES'S COMMENTARYBook I, distinction 1, question 2: Utrum fruitio sit actus voluntatis tantumBook I, distinction 1, question 3: An ultimo fine ostenso per intellectum voluntas necessario fruatur eoBook II, distinction 4, unique question: Utrum angelus potuit peccare in primo instanti sui esseBook II, distinction 7, unique question: Utrum deus posset facere naturam rationalem arbitrio liberam, impeccabilem per naturamBook II, distinction 23, unique question: Utrum damnatus possit aliquid bene velleBook IV, distinction 49, question 1: Utrum homo ex naturalibus posset visionem beatificam consequiIndex Sacrae ScripturaeIndex AuctorumIndex Doctrinalis