2017. Grace, free will and necessity in Aquinas

The title of this talk is ‘Grace, free will and necessity in Aquinas’, and it looks at the question of whether a person can deserve praise or blame for something willed necessarily. I look first of all at what Aquinas says about this, focusing on the Disputed Questions on Truth and the Summa Theologiae, before offering a critique of Aquinas’s views on this.

There was a handout for this but unfortunately I have lost it. The talk is just over 40 minutes long and the MP3 file, which can be downloaded, is 40 Mb.


2014. The robustness of alternative possibilities.

Talk on the robustness of alternative possibilities given at a summer school hosted by the Moscow Centre for Consciousness Studies, 2014