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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2023

Lydia Schumacher
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King's College London
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This chapter focuses on the doctrine of free will itself, which is one area in which the Summa Halensis draws more on Alexander of Hales than on John of La Rochelle. The two main areas in which it does so concern the questions of whether free will consists more in the will or in reason, and whether it can only will the good. On both these topics, the Summa Halensis departs from the past tradition represented most famously by Augustine in affirming that free will consists more in will than in reason and that it is capable of willing both good and evil.

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Human Nature in Early Franciscan Thought
Philosophical Background and Theological Significance
, pp. 249 - 275
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Free Choice
  • Lydia Schumacher, King's College London
  • Book: Human Nature in Early Franciscan Thought
  • Online publication: 27 January 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009201131.011
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  • Free Choice
  • Lydia Schumacher, King's College London
  • Book: Human Nature in Early Franciscan Thought
  • Online publication: 27 January 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009201131.011
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  • Free Choice
  • Lydia Schumacher, King's College London
  • Book: Human Nature in Early Franciscan Thought
  • Online publication: 27 January 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009201131.011
Available formats
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