In defence of sceptical theism: A reply to Almeida and Oppy

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (2):241 – 251 (2005)
Abstract
Some evidential arguments from evil rely on an inference of the following sort: 'If, after thinking hard, we can't think of any God-justifying reason for permitting some horrific evil then it is likely that there is no such reason'. Sceptical theists, us included, say that this inference is not a good one and that evidential arguments from evil that depend on it are, as a result, unsound. Michael Almeida and Graham Oppy have argued (in a previous issue of this journal) that Michael Bergmann's way of developing the sceptical theist response to such arguments fails because it commits those who endorse it to a sort of scepticism that undermines ordinary moral practice. In this paper, we defend Bergmann's sceptical theist response against this charge.
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The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism.William L. Rowe - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (4):335 - 341.
Sceptical Theism and Evidential Arguments From Evil.Michael J. Almeida & Graham Oppy - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):496 – 516.
Evil and Theodicy.William Rowe - 1988 - Philosophical Topics 16 (2):119-132.

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The Problem of Evil: Skeptical Theism Leads to Moral Paralysis. [REVIEW]Scott Sehon - 2010 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 67 (2):67 - 80.

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