Philosophia Christi 12 (2):296-307 (2010)

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Mike Almeida
University of Texas at San Antonio
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I distinguish restrictive and permissive multiverse solutions to the problems of evil and no best world. Restrictive multiverses do not admit a single instance of gratuitous evil and they are not improvable. I show that restrictive multiverses unacceptably entail that all modal distinctions collapse. I consider Timothy O’Connor’s permissive multiverse. I show that a perfect creator minimizes aggregative suffering in permissive multiverses only if the actual universe is not included in any actualizable multiverse. I conclude that permissive multiverses do not offer a credible solution to the problems of evil and no best world.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/pc201012229
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