Freedom and Evil
Graduate studies at Western
In Julian Baggini & Jeremy Stangroom (eds.), What Philosophers Think. Continuum Press (2003)
|Abstract||In this interview of me by Julian Baggini, I defend my view that the existence of evil (bad actions and bad states of affairs) does not count against the existence of God iff it is only by God allowing the evil that a certain good can be achieved; God does everything else he can to bring about that good; God has the right to allow the evil; and the outcome is sufficiently good. I argue that God as our creator has the requisite right and I suggest reasons why the various evils of our world make possible great goods.|
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