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Providence and the Problem of Evil

The problem of evil is the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil and suffering with an omnipotent , omnibenevolent , and omniscient God. In the narrow definition, evil is a moral concept involving condemnation of horrific behavior committed by responsible moral agents who intend or desire to do harm. The best known presentation of the problem is attributed to the Greek philosopher Epicurus which was popularized by David Hume. Responses to the problem have traditionally been discussed under the heading of theodicy. Besides philosophy of religion , the problem of evil is also important to the fields of theology and ethics.

The Evidential Problem of Evil

The evidential problem of evil is the problem of determining whether and, if so, to what extent the existence of evil or certain instances, kinds, quantities, or distributions of evil constitutes evidence against the existence of God , that is to say, a being perfect in power, knowledge and goodness. Evidential arguments from evil attempt to show that, once we put aside any evidence there might be in support of the existence of God, it becomes unlikely, if not highly unlikely, that the world was created and is governed by an omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good being. Such arguments are not to be confused with logical arguments from evil , which have the more ambitious aim of showing that, in a world in which there is evil, it is logically impossible—and not just unlikely—that God exists. This entry begins by clarifying some important concepts and distinctions associated with the problem of evil, before providing an outline of one of the more forceful and influential evidential arguments developed in contemporary times, namely, the evidential argument advanced by William Rowe. These and other responses to the evidential problem of evil are here surveyed and assessed. Before delving into the deep and often murky waters of the problem of evil, it will be helpful to provide some philosophical background to this venerable subject.


In Part I Swinburne formulates an argument from evil and then uses that formulation to explain why he believes most theists need a theodicy in order to justifiably.


God and the Problem of Evil

Unless he has very strong reason for supposing that there is a God, a theist needs a theodicy or at least needs to begin to develop one in order justifiably to believe that there is a God. Part 3 shows how the possibility of moral evil, and the actual occurrence of natural evil Part 3 shows how the possibility of moral evil, and the actual occurrence of natural evil providing knowledge of possible good and bad actions, and the scope for good response are necessary to secure these ends. God has the right to allow some creatures to suffer for the benefit of others, so long as he compensates them in this life or after death. The expected value of allowing the evils in order to achieve the good goals is positive.

The epistemic question posed by evil is whether the world contains undesirable states of affairs that provide the basis for an argument that makes it unreasonable to believe in the existence of God. This discussion is divided into eight sections. The first is concerned with some preliminary distinctions; the second, with the choice between deductive versions of the argument from evil, and evidential versions; the third, with alternative evidential formulations of the argument from evil; the fourth, with the distinction between three very different types of responses to the argument from evil: attempted total refutations, defenses, and theodicies. The fifth section then focuses upon attempted total refutations, while the sixth is concerned with defenses, and the seventh with some traditional theodicies.

Problem of evil

Richard Swinburne, Providence and the Problem of Evil

Aquinas argued that a human being's life is divided into two unequal portions, one very small portion before death and another, infinitely enduring, after death. Aquinas held that the state of a person at the end of the smaller portion of his life determines his state in the infinitely extended portion of his life after death. Aquinas's views of the best thing and the worst thing for human beings mark out a scale of value on which human suffering and the benefits that might be thought to redeem it can be measured. Aquinas himself thinks that acceptance of the view that there is an afterlife and that true happiness consists in union with God in that afterlife is essential to his theodicy.

 - Я - агент Колиандер. Рядом со мной агент Смит. -Хорошо, - сказал Фонтейн.  - Докладывайте.

Все, кто имел отношение к криптографии, знали, что о АНБ собраны лучшие криптографические умы нашей планеты. Каждую весну, когда частные фирмы начинают охоту за талантливой молодежью, соблазняя ее неприлично высокими окладами и фондовыми опционами в придачу, АНБ внимательно наблюдает за этим, выделяет наиболее подходящих и удваивает предлагаемую сумму. АНБ покупает все, что ему требуется. Дрожа от нетерпения, Сьюзан вылетела в Вашингтон. В международном аэропорту Далласа девушку встретил шофер АНБ, доставивший ее в Форт-Мид. В тот год аналогичное приглашение получили еще сорок кандидатов. Двадцативосьмилетняя Сьюзан оказалась среди них младшей и к тому же единственной женщиной.

Вы уверены. Но Пьер Клушар провалился в глубокое забытье. ГЛАВА 23 Сьюзан, сидя в одиночестве в уютном помещении Третьего узла, пила травяной чай с лимоном и ждала результатов запуска Следопыта. Как старшему криптографу ей полагался терминал с самым лучшим обзором. Он был установлен на задней стороне компьютерного кольца и обращен в сторону шифровалки.

 - Он выдержал паузу.  - Я, конечно, предположил, что это не та Северная Дакота, которую мы ищем, но на всякий случай проверил эту запись.

 - Этот шифр взломать невозможно. Сьюзан посмотрела на него и едва не рассмеялась. Невозможно. Что это должно означать.

 Это не смешно, Чед.

4 Comments

  1. Aron G. 26.05.2021 at 18:50

    God's Providence and the Problem of Evil.

  2. Felipe S. 28.05.2021 at 20:52

    Quinn, Philip L. () "Swinburne, PROVIDENCE AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL​," Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian.

  3. Elea F. 28.05.2021 at 20:57

    Evil abounds.

  4. Silke W. 29.05.2021 at 15:22

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