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Foxtrot Goes Deeper

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011


Foxtrot - Go Deep

In case you were wondering the answers to the questions are:

1. Omniscience entails fatalism. 1


2. No.

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Recommended further study: Batman and Philosophy.

1Although whether that precludes free will depends on what you think “free will” is.


Omniscience Entails Fatalism

Monday, May 9th, 2011
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Dear friend in philosophy
Thank you for your recent charming company. As you might recall from our discussion at the restaurant, I remarked glibly that omniscience entails fatalism. You, of course, disagreed with me on the grounds that God’s existence is somehow atemporal. Since informal discussions over lunch, sadly cut short by your disappearance, are less than conducive to heavy philosophy, I thought this clarification in order.

I believe I can prove my assertion. Given a few reasonable assumptions, and a particular understanding of the concepts involved, we should be able to (more…)