The Causes of Sin and the Intelligibility Problem
Anselm argues that not God, but the created agent is the ultimate originator of a creature's choice to sin or to hold fast to the good. But since there is no cause for sin beyond the choice of the free created agent, the ‘intelligibility’ or ‘luck’ problem arises; the choice seems to lack sufficient reason and to be a sort of accident that happens to the agent. Robert Kane has proposed to answer this problem with his doctrine of ‘plural voluntary control’ which is foreshadowed in Anselm's work.
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