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. For a critical account of verificationism see Plantinga, God and Other Minds, chap. 7. Excerpted from: Alvin Plantinga. God, Freedom, and Evil ().

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In order to refute this argument, Plantinga says, one must be able to give a sufficient reason why an all-powerful and all-good God would permit evil to exist in the world He created. Eric vd Luft – – Gegensatz Press. Nov 30, Arianna Leah Fischer rated slvin it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem?

God, Freedom, and Evil

Very learned, but a little too analytic plantingaa me. A Primer in the Philosophy of Religion. The Ontological Argument In the second main section, Plantinga focuses on a very misunderstood argument for the existence of God- the Ontological Argument, which was originally set out by St Plzntinga of Canterbury.

Whether I agreed with him or not, the book was rather intellectually stimulating. If it is possible that a maximally great being exists, then a maximally great being exists in some possible world.


This was an excellent book!!! Refresh and try again. Notable Theologians Abraham Kuyper.

References to this book Reenchantment Without Supernaturalism: Exactly that is also its greatest shortcoming, though, as it necessarily needs to be based on man-made assumptions and man’s metaphysical faculty might be just very limited. Geisler – – Zondervan Pub. Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu God, Freedom, and Evil Essays in philosophy.

Plantinga, summarizing his earlier work in The Nature of Necessity and God and Other Minds, demonstrates that the theist does not face a contradiction in a asserting God exists and b evil exists. The author, a ebil philosopher seeks to rebuff and respond to arguments from evil used to deny God’s existence. Is God All Omni?

Possible world- A possible version of reality if certain factors in our reality were different. Rather, Plantinga merely provides a defense, which is a possible reason in which an all-powerful and all-good God finds it perfectly reasonable to allow evil, thus proving that there is at least one possible scenario in which the three propositions that Mackie claims are contradictory are actually consistent with one another.

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With dense writing, Plantinga methodically waltzes from argument to argument offering objections, rebuttals, and new proposals. This leads to discussions of Possible Worlds W. If a maximally great being exists in a possible world, then it exists in every possible world. God, Evil, and Ethics: Account Options Sign in.


This is a short read and a great analytic look at some common atheistic arguments and theistic arguments with logical premises used as either evidence for or against the claims presented. God, Freedom, and Evil. Accessible to serious gene In his discussion of natural theology arguments to prove the existence of God and natural atheology arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: Religious History Early American.

Alvin Plantinga is a first class philosopher. Originally published at http: This has certainly damaged his ability to empathise with the billions who live on less than a dollar each day. Plantinba inPlantinga’s treatment of it here is not as polished as it is in later statements of it, but it’s nice to see him really walk through the development here. Plantinga’s goal here is to look at the the “rational acceptability of theistic At only pages of normal paperback format, God,Freedom, and Evil is a small book, but still fairly heavy reading.

Given this definition, God ought to hate evil and possess the power to eradicate it from the universe. Pplantinga library Help Advanced Book Search.