Four More Objections

Michael J. Almeida

in Freedom, God, and Worlds

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640027
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741937 | DOI:
Four More Objections

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This chapter addresses the problem of divine freedom, the problem of no best world, the evidential argument from evil, and the Darwinian problem of evil. The chapter shows that God's essential perfect goodness does not preclude him from actualizing a world that is less good than he could have actualized. The problem of no best world and the problem of divine freedom are easily resolved. Since God can coexist with gratuitous evil (as shown in Chapter 6) the evidential problem of evil presents no serious worries for the theist. The Darwinian problem of evil is the more serious problem. The chapter aims to show that there are good rebuttals to the Darwinian problem.

Keywords: Darwin; evil; no best world; divine freedom; gratuitous evil; perfect goodness

Chapter.  11733 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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