How to Solve the Problem of Evil: A Deontological Strategy

Faith and Philosophy 36 (4):442-462 (2019)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
One paradigmatic argument from evil against theism claims that, (1) if God exists, then there is no gratuitous evil. But (2) there is gratuitous evil, so (3) God does not exist. I consider three deontological strategies for resisting this argument. Each strategy restructures existing theodicies which deny (2) so that they instead deny (1). The first two strategies are problematic on their own, but their primary weaknesses vanish when they are combined to form the third strategy, resulting in a promising new approach to the problem of evil.
Categories
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
0739-7046
PhilPapers/Archive ID
MOOHTS
Revision history
Archival date: 2019-11-22
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Skeptical Theism Proved.Perry Hendricks - 2020 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 6 (2):264-274.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2019-11-22

Total views
915 ( #3,436 of 50,236 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
622 ( #397 of 50,236 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.