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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2007, 32

Author: Walter Redmond

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México Redmond, Walter THE THREE -STRANDED CORD.
Calling a Truce in The War Over God and Human Freedom Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
32, 2007, pp.
77-117 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323028508004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative i i “walter” — 2008-1-9 — 19:06 — page 77 — #77 i i T HE T HREE -S TRANDED C ORD Calling a Truce in The War Over God and Human Freedom Walter Redmond Austin, Texandas, USA wredmond@texas.net Abstract The Schoolmen did much of their most interesting and original philosophizing in theology.
An example is the dilemma in Renaissance Scholasticism on free will: how can we act freely if God causes and knows our actions? Basic issues are involved here: the antinomy between freedom and determination, modal semantics, tense logic, the logical status of counterfacts.
Mexican Jesuits Matías Blanco (d.
1734) and Antonio Peralta (d.
1736) wrote books on the subject.
We describe here the “disjunctive” solution that Blanco advanced in his Funiculus triplex (The Three-Stranded Cord ), published posthumously in Mexico in 1746.
When someone is faced with choosing between B and C, conjectures Blanco, God does not actualize either, but rather their disjunction B-or-C.
Blanco calls for a truce in the “war” among the contending schools so that they may consider his solution– for he thinks it may indeed be acceptable to all. Key Words: mexican philosophy, disjunction, free will, determination, Báñez and Molina. Resumen Gran parte de la filosofía más interesante y original los escolásticos la hacían en la ...





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