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Article: Possibilities for divine freedom

Article: Possibilities for divine freedom

Back in April of last year I was asked whether I might be interested in contributing to an issue of Roczniki Filozoficzne, a philosophy journal published by the Catholic University of Lublin. I was keen to submit something on the topic of divine freedom and the following article is the result. The brief was for … Continue reading »

A (partial) concept map of St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation

A (partial) concept map of St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation

I’m interested in finding different ways to visualise and process philosophical and theological ideas. I’ve experimented in the past with XMind; this concept map, of the central ideas found in St. Athanasius’s work On the Incarnation of the Word of God, was developed using CMapTools which bills itself as a “knowledge modelling kit”. CMapTools is … Continue reading »

Article: ‘Abilities to do otherwise’

Article: ‘Abilities to do otherwise’

This paper, which is forthcoming in Philosophical Studies, comprises some of the work from my PhD thesis, primarily around the nature of intrinsic abilities (and dispositions). The abstract is as follows: In this paper I outline a number of features of intrinsic dispositions and abilities and discuss how these features are relevant to free will … Continue reading »

Discussion note: ‘Powers opposed and intrinsic finks.’

Forthcoming in Philosophical Quarterly: Powers opposed and intrinsic finks. Abstract: Philosophers disagree over whether dispositions can be intrinsically finked or masked. Choi suggests that there are no clear, relevant differences between cases where intrinsic finks would be absurd and those where they seem plausible, and as a result rejects them wholesale. Here I highlight two … Continue reading »

Article: ‘Vihvelin and Fischer on ‘pre-decisional’ intervention’

Forthcoming in Philosophia: Vihvelin and Fischer on ‘pre-decisional intervention’ (preprint PDF below). Abstract: Vihvelin argues that Frankfurt-style cases should be divided into two kinds, according to when the trigger for the intention takes place: either prior to the agent’s choice or after it. Most agree that only the former, which I call pre-decisional intervention, stands … Continue reading »