Hello group, first post here.
I’m not a universalist. I’m trying to understand its best arguments and/or implications of some of the claims of its most visible defenders.
I’m posting this in the General Discussion forum since I don’t take the below to be for or against universalism.
So currently I’m reading The Evangelical Universalist (Cascade Books). On p.27 fn.41, Parry says that he thinks there is a world in which both libertarianism and compatibilism are possible. I’ll call this a Parry World
How is this to be understood? A libertarian holds the conjunction of (at least) two propositions: (1) incompatibilism is true and (2) humans are free and morally responsible agents (cf. Kane, Introduction to Free Will, 33).
However, it seems this does not allow for the possibility of a Parry World. Incompatibilism is not a contingent thesis. That is, if it is true, it is necessarily true. On libertarianism, free will and moral responsibility cannot be compatible with determinism.