Plantinga on Foreknowledge and freedom
In God. Freedom, and Evil, Alvin Plantinga undertakes to refute some arguments intended to prove that divine foreknowledge and human freedom are logically inconsistent. The bulk of Plantinga’s discussion is an attempt to show the unsoundness of an argument constructed by Nelson Pike to establish the inconsistency of a certain version of the doctrine of divine foreknowledge with the claim that some human actions are voluntary. In the first section of this paper, I shall outline Pike’s argument; in the second section. I shall present a detailed exposition of Plantinga’s criticism of it.
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