The Problem of Natural Inequality: A New Problem of Evil

Philosophia 42 (1):127-136 (2014)
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Moti Mizrahi
Florida Institute of Technology
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In this paper, I argue that there is a kind of evil, namely, the unequal distribution of natural endowments, or natural inequality, which presents theists with a new evidential problem of evil. The problem of natural inequality is a new evidential problem of evil not only because, to the best of my knowledge, it has not yet been discussed in the literature, but also because available theodicies, such the free will defense and the soul-making defense, are not adequate responses in the face of this particular evil, or so I argue
Keywords Free will defense  Moral evil  Natural evil  Natural lottery  Problem of evil  Soul-making defense
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-013-9478-6
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