PHIL 181 Final Notes

PHIL 181 Final Notes - God to experience change, so how can...

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11/30/10 Atemporality and omniscience are incompatible Indexical Distinction between Eternal and Essentially Temporal Eternal Facts/Truths ex. winter 2009 exams were over by a date that comes before Nov. 30th Essentially Temporal Facts/Truths ex. winter 2009 exams are over. Essentially temporal--- true now, but not 6 months ago #3 change is at one at a time, and another state at another time, there cannot be an instantaneous change, need two times to see change. Logically impossible for
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Unformatted text preview: God to experience change, so how can it be that something might have been different? Atemporal is necessarily changeless. When God has foreknowledge the power to refrain is the power to change the past. We solved this problem by taking God out of time. Now, the power to refrain is no longer the power to change the past, but to change an atemporal god's beliefwhich is logically impossible! Change is a necessarily temporal concept!...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course PHIL 181 taught by Professor Zhong during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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