Philosophia Christi

Volume 25, Issue 1, 2023

Jeffrey KoperskiOrcid-ID
Pages 117-125

Decretalism Is (Still) Not Occasionalism
Reply to Larmer

In “Koperski’s New (Improved?) Decretalism,” Robert Larmer argues that my version of nomological realism about the laws of nature logically entails occasionalism. Here I clarify and defend my view against this charge. The main disagreement is whether a proper account of the laws of nature must involve dynamic production—what is commonly called oomph.