Definition of Omnipotence

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Definition of Omnipotence x is omnipotent iff, for all Z, if Z is a possibly-instantiated, intrinsic situation-type, then x can actualize a token of type Z. Here again are som examples of non-intrinsic types: a rock too heavy for God to lift, a rock that God did not create, an action freely chosen by a human creature. It is no lack of omnipotence that God cannot actualize a token of any of these types. To show that God can instantiate a non-intrinsic type T, we must do the following: Find an intrinsic type T', and actual circumstances C, such that if God were actualize a token x of type T' in C, we can prove that x would also be of type T. This is a non-trivial task. Merely invoking omnipotence is not enough. The Three Degrees of Free Will Defense Third-degree free-will defense: free-choice is a non-intrinsic type, one that involves how an action is caused/determined. Free will and causal determinism may be compatible. Second-degree free-will defense: indeterministic freedom plus middle knowledge. All free
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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