freedom, physics, free will, mathematical, science, galileo, newton
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
A discussion of the problem of free will as affected by the new physics cannot claim finality in any sense. The modern world picture is not complete, for one thing, and we are free from agreement on the epistemological background of the doctrine of freedom. Yet the problem of the will remains the most fascinating in philosophy, and the possibilities which modem physics offers towards the solution are arresting enough to deserve more than passing notice. Any serious study of the subject unfortunately involves factors of a subjective nature, which make their results arrived at of little absolute worth. Is freedom equivalent to purpose in nature?
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Freedom and the Modern Physical World Picture,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 12, Article 70.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol12/iss1/70