1887
Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1384-6663
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9684
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

Abstract

This paper examines Walter Chatton’s discussion of the problem of prophesied future contingents in his . Faced with the challenge of reconciling the supposedly veridical character of divine prophecy with human freedom to do otherwise, Chatton casts the relation of prophecy to event in the form of a logical and formulates two rules which depend on the character of the antecedent in question. In the case of antecedents involving divine knowledge and related phenomena, the freedom of the wayfarer to do otherwise is secured by the assumption that the consequence is necessary but the antecedent is semantically contingent. In the case of concrete utterances and phenomena, on the other hand, the wayfarer’s freedom is secured by the assumption that the consequence itself is contingent. Chatton’s treatment, while analytically subtle and rigorous, leaves a number of important questions unanswered, most notably that of the ontological openness or closure of the future. Nevertheless, it is interesting both in its own right and insofar as it provides a clarifying source for Chatton’s later discussion of the same topic in his .

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/bpjam.00083.bor
2023-11-02
2024-07-21
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/bpjam.00083.bor
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error