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5th Short Paper - Stephanie Warner Butzer PHL 101 A 8 March 2007 5th Short Paper Topic Knowledge is justifiable truth Beliefs can be knowledge only

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Stephanie Warner Butzer PHL 101 A 8 March 2007 5 th Short Paper Topic Knowledge is justifiable truth. Beliefs can be knowledge only if these beliefs are justifiable truths. Free action is being able to do something that could have been done otherwise. It is the ability to act on things that could have been done otherwise. Omniscience is having knowledge of everything that there is to be known, and holding no false beliefs. This can cause a major problem when talking about divine omniscience and human freedom. According to Pike there is a major conflict between divine omniscience and human freedom. The first premise is that God has foreknowledge of our actions. The second premises is what is known, or believed, by God is true. Third premises is that I will do X tomorrow. The fourth premise states that if I am able not to do X, then I have the power to falsify one of God’s beliefs. The fifth premise states that no one has the power to falsify one of God’s beliefs. Therefore, I am not free to refrain from doing X.
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PHL 101 taught by Professor Moemyer during the Spring '07 term at Miami University.

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5th Short Paper - Stephanie Warner Butzer PHL 101 A 8 March 2007 5th Short Paper Topic Knowledge is justifiable truth Beliefs can be knowledge only

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