First published in 1999, this volume considers the 17th century philosopher Leibniz and his views on Freedom and Determinism, aiming to show that his solution is in many respects superior to those of Aquinias and Molina. The author thoroughly explores Leibniz in the light of Aquinas and Molina, first examining their positions on freedom and determinism, followed by Leibniz on freedom, contingency and determinism, the denial of freedom of pure indifference, freedom and divine foreknowledge and major interpretations of his philosophy.
1. Introduction. 2. Thomas Aquinas on Freedom and Determinism. 3. Louis Molina on Freedom and Determinism. 4. Leibniz’s Conception of Freedom. 5. Leibniz on Contingency and Determinism. 6. Leibniz’s Denial of Freedom of Pure Indifference. 7. Leibniz on Freedom and Divine Foreknowledge. 8. Leibniz and Major Interpretations of his Philosophy. 9. Concluding Remarks.
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