[FL 3152]  Future Contingents in Ancient and Medieval Thought (Lic. – III yr Bacc.)- 21.22

Semester I
thursday 15:30 - 18:15

Course Information

Professor: HOLTZ, Dominic
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
thursday 15:30 - 18:15


This course will examine classic presentations of the problem of future contingents, with a particular focus on God’s knowledge of the future, by authors in the Antique world (Aristotle and Boethius), and the Medieval Latin West (Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham). We will also consider contemporary evaluations of these classic approaches.


THOMAS AQUINAS, De veritate II.12 and In Peri hermeneias I, lect. XIV; BOETHIUS, De consolatione philosophiæ and De interpretatione; WILLIAM OF OCHKAM, Tractatus de praedestinatione et de praescientia dei et de futuris contingentibus; PETER ØHSTRØM and PER HASLE, "Future Contingents," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy