I’ve been reflecting on Janet’s question about the nature of freedom. Obviously it touches on the perenial question of divine sovereignty versus human responsibility, or if you will, determinism versus free will. Now, I’ve already said I think subjectivity is essential for will, free or otherwise. This leads me to consider the Creator’s will in creating the creation.
Here is my line of thinking. Before the beginning there was only God. Not only was there no external observer to God, there was no external anything! How then can we speak of pre-existant objectivity? Now, maybe at this point we can get engrossed in trinitarian theology, but still, I have to ask, could a case be made for subjectivity being more primary than objectivity?
Obviously this line of thinking clashes with pure materialism … but then I pause, does it? Might objectivity be a problem for materialists as well. For is it any more meaningful for materialists to speak of an external reality at the initial singularity?