Boethius and Omniscience
· In The Consolidation of Philosophy, Boethius presents the difficulty of eternity and foreknowledge as a dialogue between himself and the Lady Philosophy.
· He says that what the omniscient God foresees in the future must happen.
· Whether it happens because he sees it or whether because it will happen is irrelevant. God might not directly cause our actions, but in seeing them, it is necessary that they must happen.
Boethius sees that this presents us with a number of problems:
- It’s unjust to punish or reward anyone because all actions are predestined to happen