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The Problem of Evil

Hugh Rice

in God and Goodness

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250289
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598302 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250282.003.0007
 The Problem of Evil

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Discusses the problem of evil, and, in particular, the question whether the world could have been created by God, when he is conceived in the way I have proposed. I consider the way in which the existence of free will might make the existence of evil in a good world inevitable, and whether the existence of free will is essential to any solution. I also consider the problem posed by unintended evil and the existence of terrible lives.

Keywords: evil; free will; God; problem of evil; terrible lives; theodicy; unintended evil

Chapter.  10515 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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