Monday, January 28, 2013

Thoughts on Coffeehouse Compatibilism - Intro

Calvin and Skinner and Wesley, Oh My!
I have recently finished reading Coffeehouse Compatibilism by David Lahm, and would like to provide some thoughts on portions of it in subsequent posts following this brief introduction.

CC is a short book that discusses the three philosophical positions regarding the issue of human freedom: determinism, compatibilism and libertarian freedom.  David presents the basics of each theory in the form of dialogues between historical figures on the issue (Skinner, Calvin, Wesley), as well as gives the reader his reasons for accepting/rejecting their respective positions through the arguments each person makes during these dialogues.  Lastly, and most importantly, David devotes the final two segments of the book to the Christian experience, arguing for what position he believes scripture is clear on.  If you are unfamiliar with these issues and would like to know more, I highly recommend this book as a primer.

Coffeehouse Compatibilism at Amazon

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