Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Urschel Hall, Room 202
Speaker: Sandra Visser, Dean for the Arts & Humanities, Hope College
This paper sets forth the evidence that Anselm held a number of theses about God, time, and freedom, and asks whether they form a consistent set. It appears that they do not, a point that is not merely of historical interest but of present-day philosophical interest, since many present-day philosophers of religion want all the things that Anselm wanted. The metaphysics of grounding provides the best prospect for holding all of Anselm’s theses together. But appealing to grounding will come at a cost that Anselm himself will be unwilling to pay.