On the cannot of infallibility

Sophia 44 (1):125-127 (2005)
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Abstract

We content that a very seductive argument for theological fatalism fails. In the course of our discussion we point out that theological fatalism is incompatible with the existence of a being who is omnipotent, omniscient and infallible. We end by suggesting that ‘possible’ formalized as ‘◊’ is to be understood as ‘can or could have been’ and not simply as ‘can’. The argument we discuss conflates the two.

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Alex Blum
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A note on theological fatalism1.Alex Blum - 2007 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 14 (2):143-147.

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