Reply to Draper

Eleonore Stump

in Divine Evil?

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199576739
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595165 | DOI:
Reply to Draper

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relphiPhilosophy of Religion

I am grateful to Paul Draper for his thoughtful comments. It is impossible to do them justice in short space, but here is my best shot at doing what I can.

Imagine an intelligent being Max from a far-distant world in which all sentient beings live only in one very large edifice, outside of which there is nothing at all. None of these beings is ever seriously sick, and none of them ever dies. And now suppose that Max, who has seen nothing else of earth life, is somehow enabled to see a video of events inside a large city hospital on earth, where the Chief of Staff is a surgeon....

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Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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