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From this, it would seem naturally to follow that I have no will of my own, cannot act of my own volition, and therefore should not be held morally responsible for what I do. This is an extreme version of a belief known as voluntarism, according to which 2 + 3 = 5 remains true only so long as god wills it to be so. Cook, trans. by Francis Howes, Christopher Pitt, and William Soames (multiple formats at Google; US access only)

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Publisher: Fortress Press (December 1, 2014)

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