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An argument for the inc. of Divine Foreknowledge and Free Will Premise One – If no person has ever had a choice about some fact p , and no person has ever had a choice about the fact that if p , then q , then no one has ever had a choice about q . Premise Two – God knew 1 billion years ago that the Celtics would win the 2008 NBA title , and no one has ever had a choice about this fact (i.e. God’s knowledge). Premise Three – No one has ever had a choice about the fact that if God knew that the Celtics would win the 2008 NBA title, then the Celtics will win the 2008 NBA title. Conclusion- No one has ever had a choice about the Celtics winning the 2008 NBA title.
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Augustine on Time Question 2: How can you support that God is outside of Time? Since God is “beyond” time, all his properties are timeless . For instance he IS good (timelessly). So premise (2) is wrongly phrased.
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course PHIL 20B taught by Professor Tsompanidis during the Summer '08 term at UCSB.

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