Theistic Modal Realism?*

Michael J. Almeida

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603213
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725388 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

Theistic Modal Realism?*

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Genuine modal realism and counterpart theory afford theists interesting ways to resolve some recalcitrant problems in philosophical theology. There are straightforward solutions to the problem of No Best World, the Modal Problem of Evil and the problem of the Less-than-Best World. But genuine modal realism affords a solution to even more difficult problems including how a morally perfect being might fail to prevent gratuitous evil and how a morally perfect being might perform a morally wrong action.

Keywords: modal realism; counterpart theory; modal problem of evil; no best world; gratuitous evil

Chapter.  6013 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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