David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
New Scholasticism 50 (4):435-446 (1976)
The free will defense against the problem of evil has been attacked on the grounds that god could have, without impairing human freedom, acted so that much of the moral evil that has occurred in human life would have been avoided. according to this criticism, he could have done so by creating human beings with a disposition to do what is right. in this article i argue that this criticism is mistaken. i argue that precisely the amount of moral evil that has occurred in human history could have occurred even if human beings originally had the strongest possible disposition to do what is right that is compatible with their being free
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Justin A. Capes (2010). Can 'Downward Causation' Save Free Will? Philosophia 38 (1):131-142.
Roksana Alavi (2005). Robert Kane, Free Will, and Neuro-Indeterminism. Philo 8 (2):95-108.
Roksana Alavi (2005). Robert Kane, Free Will and Neuro-Indeterminism. Philo 8 (2):95-108.
A. A. Howsepian (2007). Compatibilism, Evil, and the Free-Will Defense. Sophia 46 (3):217-236.
Alexander R. Pruss (2012). A Counterexample to Plantinga's Free Will Defense. Faith and Philosophy 29 (4):400-415.
Kenneth Boyce (2011). Non-Moral Evil and the Free Will Defense. Faith and Philosophy 28 (4):371-384.
Ned Markosian (1995). The Open Past. Philosophical Studies 79 (1):95 - 105.
Randolph Clarke (1999). Free Choice, Effort, and Wanting More. Philosophical Explorations 2 (1):20-41.
Josef Seifert (2011). In Defense of Free Will. The Review of Metaphysics 65 (2):377-407.
Robert H. Kane (ed.) (2001). Free Will. Blackwell.
Daniel Howard-Snyder (2013). The Logical Problem of Evil: Mackie and Plantinga. In Justin McBrayer & Daniel Howard-Snyder (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil. Wiley-Blackwell. 19-33.
Daniel M. Farrell (2013). What Should We Say We Say About Contrived 'Self-Defense' Defenses? Criminal Law and Philosophy 7 (3):571-585.
David O'Connor (1987). A Variation on the Free Will Defense. Faith and Philosophy 4 (2):160-167.
W. Paul Franks (2012). Original Sin and a Broad Free Will Defense. Philosophia Christi 14 (2):353–371.
William L. Rowe (1998). In Defense of 'the Free Will Defense' Response to Daniel Howard-Snyder and John O'Leary-Hawthorne. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 44 (2):115 - 120.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads5 ( #223,569 of 1,098,410 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #284,872 of 1,098,410 )
How can I increase my downloads?