By Margaret Wade Labarge
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This can be a learn of the highbrow background and non secular tradition of German-speaking Europe within the overdue heart a while. Its concentration is the bilingual oeuvre of the Franciscan friar Marquard von Lindau (d. 1392), arguably the main widely-read writer within the German language ahead of the Reformation. His so much profitable works have been these within which he thought of pragmatic problems with Christian lifestyles, geared toward a extensive analyzing public that stretched from priests and nuns dwelling the contemplative lifestyles in enclosed convents; to his confreres, beginners and scholars within the mendicant orders; and the literate electorate of the burgeoning mercantile facilities.
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Stuttgard-Bad Connstatt, 1977 , and his Quaestion es super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis, Paris 1509, Bk. IV. De Molina takes it up in his De Scientia Dei, F. ), in Geschichte der Molinismus, Bd. I, BGPM 32 (1935 ), 202ff. 13 This argument owes a lot to A. N. Prior's discussion in Past, Present and Future, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1967 , ch. VII. J. Etchemendy and P. Oppenheimer have pointed out to me that the 'now' operator makes some of the premisses of the argument strong er than they seem.
That discussion of Boethius's second pair of propositions shows us what is to be said about the first pair. Even though the mortality of human beings generally may be described as a naturally necessary state of affairs, the event that is the death of this particular human being is not a necessary but a contingent event - necessitated ut nunc from the instant of his conception , but chance nevertheless, in just the way the existence of this particular human being is not necessary but chance. That the author of a theory should miss some of its implications is not surprising, particularly when his main concern is not with propounding his own theory but with expounding another author's text.
And on Boethius's theory (as I read it) the fact that none of the countless human decisions that contributed to the occurrence of the Lisbon earthquake was guided by the intention that that city be destroyed by an earthquake requires that contingent historical event to be classified as chance. If my reading of Boethius's account of chance is accurate , obviously an enormous number of events on earth that might otherwise seem necessitated will turn out on his view of them to be contingent events - more specifically, chance events.