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The Problem of Evil: Eight Views in Dialogue

N. N. Trakakis

Abstract

One of those rare questions in philosophy that is not only technically recalcitrant but also engages the hearts and minds of the broad community is the so-called ‘problem of evil’: how can the existence of an absolutely perfect God be reconciled with the existence of suffering and evil? This problem has exercised the finest minds across the centuries, from ancient to modern times. In contemporary philosophy, however, the debate has petrified into a select number of entrenched and defensive strategies. This volume opens the way for a wholesale reconsideration of the problem of evil. Eight promi ... More

Keywords: problem of evil, philosophy of religion, God, evil, suffering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198821625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198821625.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

N. N. Trakakis, editor
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Australian Catholic University

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