Saturday, March 19, 2011

RTS paper on free will

"The 'Corrupted-Will' Model: A Reformed Theological Appraisal of Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology of Human Will and Responsibility."  Tobias Alecio Mattei, M.D.

In the latest years significant advances have been made on both fields of neuroscience and cognitive psychology regarding the understanding of the psychological dynamics as well as the biological structures of the brain underlying intentionality and decision-making. In the following essay, the author reviews the insights such empirical data might provide to the classical theological debate about Human Will and Responsibility.  Employing the Multiperpectival approach proposed by the reformed theologian John Frame, the analysis is divided in three main sections...


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