God and Inscrutable Evil: In Defense of Theism and Atheism

God and Inscrutable Evil: In Defense of Theism and Atheism

by David O'Connor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0847687643

ISBN-13: 9780847687640

Pub. Date: 12/04/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism ('friendly theism') and a version of atheism ('friendly atheism') are justified on the evidence in the debate over God and evil,

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In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism ('friendly theism') and a version of atheism ('friendly atheism') are justified on the evidence in the debate over God and evil, O'Connor concludes that a warranted outcome is a philosophical d_tente between those two positions. On the way to that conclusion he develops two arguments from evil, a reformed version of the logical argument and an indirect version of the empirical argument, and deploys both against a central formulation of theism that he describes as orthodox theism. God and Inscrutable Evil makes a valuable contribution to contemporary debates in the philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847687640
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/04/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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