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06:33 Study L: Scotus on Possibility Devine knowledge of future contingents Contingency from the First cause  Contingency= God’s will Study M: Ockham and the problem of Prescience The ingenious logical ‘way out’ Ockham devises so as to reconcile the  apparent determinism of the Christian doctrine of predestination with future  contingents But, Ockham’s inability to explain  how  god know these future contingents His rejection of Scotus’s views about contingent willing and the modal  innovation on which they are based.  Problem: God’s prescience or predestination Ockham’s Principle: “any true proposition which is verbally and really about the  present… entails a necessary, past tense proposition.” The past is unchangeable  Ex. If ‘John is writing’ is true now, then ‘John is writing’ will be necessarily true  at all times in the future. 
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course PHILOSOPHY 100B taught by Professor Copenhaver during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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