Consequential Omnibenevolence

Grazer Philosophische Studien 47 (1):207-222 (1994)

Ishtiyaque Haji
University of Calgary
It is argued that a theorist like Leibniz who believes that a consequentially omnibenevolent God created the actual world must presuppose that there is a best possible world. If so, then if God did create this world, there is no best, and He has as essential properties each of His perfections, God's omnibenevolence must be understood in terms of some alternative concept of omnibenevolence. Such an alternative is offered, one consistent with there being no best world, and one that does not presuppose the truth of the consequentialist moral principle that one ought to do the best one can
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