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Tobias Hoffmann
Catholic University of America
  1. Aquinas on Free Will and Intellectual Determinism.Tobias Hoffmann & Cyrille Michon - 2017 - Philosophers' Imprint 17.
    From the early reception of Thomas Aquinas up to the present, many have interpreted his theory of liberum arbitrium to imply intellectual determinism: we do not control our choices, because we do not control the practical judgments that cause our choices. In this paper we argue instead that he rejects determinism in general and intellectual determinism in particular, which would effectively destroy liberum arbitrium as he conceives of it. We clarify that for Aquinas moral responsibility presupposes liberum arbitrium and thus (...)
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  2. Freedom Without Choice: Medieval Theories of the Essence of Freedom.Tobias Hoffmann - forthcoming - In Thomas Williams (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 194-216.
    Medieval authors generally agreed that we have the freedom to choose among alternative possibilities. But most medieval authors also thought that there are situations in which one cannot do otherwise, not even will otherwise. They also thought when willing necessarily, the will remains free. The questions, then, are what grounds the necessity or contingency of the will’s acts, and – since freedom is not defined by the ability to choose – what belongs to the essential character of freedom, the ratio (...)
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    Review of The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas, by Joseph Pilsner. [REVIEW]Tobias Hoffmann - 2007 - The Thomist 71:650-653.
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    Review Article of The Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages, 2 Vols., Edited by Christopher Schabel.Tobias Hoffmann - 2009 - Vivarium 47 (1):128-135.
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    Connaissance Et Vérité Chez Maître Eckhart: Seul le Juste Connaît la Justice. [REVIEW]Tobias Hoffmann - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (2):407-409.
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  6. Duns Scotus Bibliography From 1950 to the Present, 9th Edition, 2016.Tobias Hoffmann - 2016
    This bibliography contains primary and secondary literature on Duns Scotus and Scotism.
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