Unformatted text preview: a representation of it and the necessary and sufficient conditions for it to exist. Because we lack the representation, we lack the will to bring it about iv. Argument 4: 1. God’s causal power is needed for conserving the world 2. If not, the world exists of itself and God is incapable of destroying it 3. Because God wills it, it must exist in a particular state 4. Finite causes therefore cannot act. d. God does not act through will, but efficacious divine volitions. e. Malebranche’s Problem i. If we depend completely on God, we do not have free will. With no free will, God must be responsible for our sins. 1. Difference between God determining the motion of an object and God determining the motion of the human will. 2. The soul can direct the will in any direction that pleases it, therefore causing sin....
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- Fall '08
- Metaphysics, Causality, Concepts in metaphysics, E. E