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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 15: Derek Responds

Matt, Thank you for your response. You make some good points here. I probably have been too broad in summarizing your arguments. At this juncture, we seem to be advancing well into the subject matter, and I am going to … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 13: Derek Responds

Matt, This reply is well written, well argued, and very strongly stated. I am reeling with the force of it. Downright impressive, actually! Nevertheless, a few clarifications are in order, and I think I can escape the main thrust of … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part: 12 Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Thanks for your very kind words as to the work I am privileged to be involved with and for your generous comments towards Arminians and working in concert with them. Moreover I do appreciate your attempts to articulate … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 10: Matt Responds

NOTE: At this point in our debate another blogger named Prometheus entered the discussion and suggested I was displaying an uncharitable attitude and being too combative in my responses. I sought to apologize for this and explain where I was … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 6: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Thanks for the response. So you concede that you have never had a thought or desire that was not pre-determined by God? Remember you are trying to argue that compatibilism is fundamentally distinguished from hard determinism because it … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 3: Derek Responds

Matt, Thank you for your thoughtful reply. You may be aware that there are “middle knowledge” Calvinists who affirm something similar to Molinism but in a compatibilistic construct rather than as a solution to the problem of libertarian freedom in … Continue reading

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