Response to Hasker

Religious Studies 41 (4):463-466 (2005)
Abstract
The issue between my view and Hasker's concerns a certain principle that he takes to be true, but I hold to be false. The principle in question asserts that failing to do better than one did is a defect only if doing the best one can is possible for one to do. I claim that this principle is false because if an all-knowing, all-powerful being were confronted with an unending series of increasingly better creatable worlds and deliberately chose to create the least good world, that being would thereby show itself to be something less than a supremely perfect world-creator. In fact, I argue that if a supremely perfect world-creator were to exist and create a world, it would have to be a world than which there is no better creatable world.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0034412505007997
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,841
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Why Only Perfection Is Good Enough.Nicholas Everitt - 2000 - Philosophical Papers 29 (3):155-158.
God, the Best, and Evil.Bruce Langtry - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
Theism, Possible Worlds, and the Multiverse.Klaas J. Kraay - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 147 (3):355 - 368.
The Best of All Possible Worlds.C. Brown & Y. Nagasawa - 2005 - Synthese 143 (3):309-320.
Can God Be Free?: Rowe's Dilemma for Theology.William Hasker - 2005 - Religious Studies 41 (4):453-462.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
14 ( #365,082 of 2,210,259 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #385,054 of 2,210,259 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature