Talks

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.

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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