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Leslie Allan
La Trobe University
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Some atheistic philosophers have argued that God could have created a world with free moral agents and yet absent of moral evil. Using possible world semantics, Alvin Plantinga sought to defuse this logical form of the problem of evil. In this critical note, Leslie Allan examines the adequacy of Plantinga's argument that the existence of God is logically compatible with the existence of moral evil. The veracity of Plantinga's argument turns on whether his essential use of counterfactual conditionals preserves the logic of this type of conditional.
Keywords plantinga  counterfactual  evil  god  defense  necessity  possible world  moral  agents  logical
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