Alvin Plantinga. University of Notre Dame. Follow. Abstract. This book discusses and exemplifies the philosophy of religion, or philosophical reflection on central. God, Freedom, And Evil – Alvin Plantinga – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. PAGE 18 IS MISSING. HERE IS THE MISSING. Alvin Plantinga is held by many to be the greatest living Christian philosopher, and has made immense contributions to various areas of.

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God, Freedom, and Evil Chapters Author Information James R. Mackie claims these premises are goc 1 God is omnipotent 2 God is wholly good 3 Evil Exist But, he is well aware that these premises are not enough so he goes on to add “additionally premises” and quasi-logical rules, he says we need them to show the contradiction.

Moreover, when they do wrong, they can be rightly blamed or punished for their actions. So not much for or against either side of the argument, then?

It is impossible for them to do wrong. This objection leads us to draw a distinction between the following two kinds of evil and suffering: To begin with, MSR1 presupposes the view of free will known as “libertarianism”: In the end, the problem of evil argument for atheism does not survive Plantinga’s analysis.


God, Freedom, and Evil

This is a defense rather than a proof way of addressing these questions. The cosmological arguments and the teleological arguments are no were as strong but they are quite interesting.

Essays in Philosophical Theology William P. As an all-around response to the problem of evil, the Free Will Defense does not offer us much in the way of explanation.

As an attempt to rebut the logical problem of evil, it is strikingly successful. Natural evil—the pain of disease, the intermittent and unpredictable destruction of natural disasters, the decay of old age, the imminence of death—takes away a person’s satisfaction with himself.

Is God All Omni? Plantihga, free will is meaningless unless everyone has an equal amount of it. Plantinga claims God and evil could co-exist if God had a morally sufficient reason for allowing evil.

American History Regional History. But this is a problem of a different dimension. So, when they do perform right actions, they should not be praised.

God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga

Students can understand this book; they must only be willing to think as hard as they read. Recall that the logical problem of evil can be summarized as the following claim:. Whether or not they should do so is arguable.

That said, evi treatment of the ontological argument is actually why I bought this book. Originally published at http: Very learned, but a little too analytic for me.

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He asks if God has a perfectly reasonable explanation for allowing evil. If you can conceive of a state of affairs without there being anything contradictory about what you’re imagining, then that state of affairs must be possible.

Old Testament Studies Criticism. According to Evjl, libertarian free will is a morally significant kind of free will.

Dec 22, Katerina rated it really liked it Bod Clearly, his failure to avail himself of this possibility is inconsistent with his being both omnipotent and perfectly good.

The two claims are logical opposites. If that freedom were to be taken away, we might very well cease to be the creatures we are. The Physiognomy of Responsibility.

They may all be false or some may be true and others false. Eil is proud to publish many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time. There was an act of sin which brought about depravity.

Put differently, any world we imagine might be made better by adding more people, or more planets, or….