Natural evil

American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (4):295 - 301 (1978)
Abstract
THE FREEWILL DEFENCE IS DESIGNED TO SHOW THAT THE EXISTENCE OF MORAL EVIL (I.E., EVIL PRODUCED BY MEN) IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. TO DO THIS IT MUST CLAIM THAT IT IS GOOD THAT MEN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING ABOUT EITHER GOOD OR EVIL. TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY, THEY MUST KNOW HOW TO BRING ABOUT EVIL. GOD COULD TELL THEM, BUT THAT WOULD MAKE HIS PRESENCE SO MANIFEST AS TO IMPAIR THEIR FREEDOM. THE ONLY OTHER WAY IN WHICH THEY COULD ACQUIRE THAT KNOWLEDGE IS BY SEEING THAT CERTAIN NATURAL PROCESSES BRING ABOUT EVIL EFFECTS. BUT THAT MEANS THAT THERE MUST BE NATURAL EVIL IF MEN ARE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING ABOUT MORAL EVIL.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,756
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Determinism and Evil.Martin Davies - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (2):116 – 127.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Freedom and Evil.Richard Swinburne - 2003 - In Julian Baggini & Jeremy Stangroom (eds.), What Philosophers Think. Continuum Press.
Hasker on Gratuitous Natural Evil.David O'Connor - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy 12 (3):380-392.
This Side of Evil.Michael Gelven - 1998 - Marquette University Press.
A Philosophy of Evil.Lars Fr H. Svendsen - 2010 - Dalkey Archive Press.
Is Theism Capable of Accounting for Any Natural Evil at All?Nick Trakakis - 2005 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57 (1):35 - 66.
Logical Problem of Evil.James R. Beebe - 2003 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Is All Evil Really Only Privation?John F. Crosby - 2001 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:197-209.
Dispositional Accounts of Evil Personhood.Luke Russell - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 149 (2):231 - 250.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-04-12

Total downloads

99 ( #51,985 of 2,177,988 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

5 ( #54,938 of 2,177,988 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums