The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy For All Creatures Great And Small

The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy For All Creatures Great And Small

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The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy For All Creatures Great And Small by T. Dougherty

Animal suffering constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to rational belief in the existence of God. Considerations that render human suffering theologically intelligible seem inapplicable to animal suffering. In this book, Dougherty defends radical possibilities for animal afterlife that allow a soul-making theodicy to apply to their case.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349349951
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Yujin Nagasawa is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director of the John Hick Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments (2008). He received the Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgements 1. The Plan of this book 2. The Problem of Animal Pain 3. The Bayesian Argument from Animal Pain 4. Is there Really a Problem? The Challenge of Neo-Cartesianism 5. There is a problem. The Defeat of Neo-Cartesianism 6. The Saint-Making Theodicy I: Negative Phase 7. The Saint-Making Theodicy II: Positive Phase 8. Animal Saints 9. Animal Afterlife Bibliography Index

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