The book manuscript consists of two parts. Part 1, by Christoph Jedan,
links the contemporary discussion on free will and determinism with the
ancient tradition of determinism in the Stoics and, arguably, in Aristotle.
Part 2, by Niko Strobach, develops a new brand of combined temporal and
modal logic for determinism with semi-epistemic modal operators inspired
by Pierre Simon de Laplace's famous simile of the perfectly informed
demon. It allows for a precise formal elaboration of the quite informative
imagery of possible world histories as film-reels, which is also interesting
for indeterminists (like the author).
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