Hasker on divine knowledge

  title={Hasker on divine knowledge},
  author={William Lane Craig},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  • W. Craig
  • Published 1 August 1992
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
William Hasker has presented influential arguments against divine foreknowledge and middle knowledge. I argue that his objections are fallacious. With respect to divine foreknowledge, three central issues arise: temporal necessity, power entailment principles, and the nature of free will. In each case Hasker's analysis is defective. With respect to divine middle knowledge, Hasker presents four objections concerning the truth of counterfactuals of freedom. Against Hasker I argue that such… 

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