PHIL-550 Medieval Theories of Free Will
This course will be an intensive examination of selected theories of free will in the period from about 1100 to 1300. We shall be concerned to arrive at an understanding of just what medieval thinkers meant by free will, their views about the relationship of freedom, the relationship between freedom and compulsion, etc. We shall consider the relationships of the medieval material to later developments in the free will debate, notably the issues of free will versus determinism and the recent development of sophisticated theories of freedom of will.
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