Appeared in Vol. 4 No. 1

Among the problems plaguing modern man, none is more significant than a certain pervasive uncertainty about free will. Thinkers of every stripe have approached this question from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, psychology and science, with the weight of modern opinion falling on the determinist side. For those recognizing the existence of a creative God, the problem has been made more dif cult by the attempt to reconcile human freedom with the Divine creation of the specific traits of the individual personality traits which affect choice. In this context, Patrick O’Neil treats the free will issue below, surveying its history and offering a solution of his own.

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