Plantinga and the Problem of Evil

The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 8:109-113 (2006)
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The logical problem of evil centers on the apparent inconsistency of the following two propositions: God is omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good, and There is evil in the world. This is the problem that Alvin Plantinga takes to task in his celebrated response to the problem of evil. Plantinga denies that and are inconsistent, arguing that J.L. Mackie's principle - that there are no limits to what an omnipotent thing can do - is false. We challenge Plantinga, and defend Mackie's view



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Heimir Geirsson
Iowa State University
Michael Losonsky
Colorado State University

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