- sympathetic dependence
Names to Know:
- St. Anselm
- St. Thomas of Aquinas
- Samuel Clarke
- Charles Hartshorne
Things to be Familiar With:
- Explain the implications of divine eternality.
- What is the basic difference between the theistic and deistic definitions of 'god'?
- What are the three different ways Pantheists describe divine consciousness discussed in class?
- According to St. Thomas, how does God know future contingent things?
- Be prepared to compare and contrast the four philosophical definitions of ‘god’ and defend the one you think most compelling.
- How does Boethius propose to resolve the conflict between divine omniscience and human free will?
- According to Anselm, why must God be impassible?
- According to Samuel Clarke, what’s the difference between “logical imperfection” and “natural imperfection”?
- Explain the five arguments St. Thomas gives for God's simplicity.
- According to St. Anselm, what are the three basic forms of contingency?
- According to Hartshorne, what is the motivation for arguing that God is absolute?
- Hartshorne argues that independence can be thought of as good and bad, explain each case and which
he things appropriately applies to the divine.
- Explain what Hartshorne means by "sympathetic dependence"?
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