Rightmaking and Wrongmaking Properties, Evil, and Theism

In Oxford Studies in Philosphy of Religion Volume 6. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 177-202 (2015)
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Michael Tooley, in Plantinga & Tooley, "Knowledge of God" (Blackwell 2008) argues that, in the absence of strong evidence in favour of the existence of God, the logical probability of God's existence is extremely low. His argument focusses on rightmaking and wrongmaking properties of divine actions, and employs Carnap's inductive logic to reach his conclusion. I argue that Tooley's argument's conceptual foundations are problematic, and that his application of Carnap's inductive logic is flawed. I then provide an alternative analysis of the relevant inductive issues.
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