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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This is an argument that has been fascinating to me since I first read Anselm’s odd, seemingly round-about justification. The atheist arguments that are examined here include the argument that God cannot be good while permitting evil, which the writer delves into. Hans Urs von Bal A New Problem of Evil.

Selected pages Title Page. Reflections on Commentary Writing by Gordon D. Sep 28, Joseph W rated it liked it. Whether I agreed with him or not, the book was rather intellectually stimulating.

God, Freedom, and Evil

Plantinga is a great thinker and writer. It is a technical philosophy book, one I have not read before but itis short enough so that his arguments are clear. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What I like about the analytical approach to philosophy of religion is that it’s trying to capture in purely logical terms what other philosophers have to xlvin with many complicated words.


The second half is dedicated to defending an argument for the existence of God that relies on reason alone, called the Ontological argument. Although Ogd believe Plantinga successfully reasons his positions in God, Freedom, and EvilI do not think he will convince anyone to switch sides. Plantiga built a very clever logical argument here, but there are flaws e.

Mackie concludes that since evil exists in the world, an all-powerful and all-loving God cannot exist. No eBook available Wm.

Kraay – – Philosophical Studies 3: God, Evil, and Ethics: His arguments about the various proofs for God were likewise rigorous but unhelpful in my opinion. This tiny book took me about a month to read because it says a lot in a very short amount of time. Plantinga does well in explaining the logical planringa in the arguments of those who claim that the existence of evil evill suffering precludes the existence of an omnipotent God.

I found it interesting how, despite being most well-known for his contribution to Reformed epistemology and being sometimes l This was a good short-yet-complex philosophical work to read through over a weekend. Soundness, on the other hand, occurs when an argument is both valid and true. But William Lane Craig had referenced Plantinga’s reformulation of it in his “Reasonable Faith” book, and that really forced me to rethink my hesitancy with this line of reasoning.

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 plantinnga is at least one possible scenario in which the three propositions that Mackie claims are contradictory are actually consistent with one another.


He spends half the book discussing the problem of evil, and the other half on natural theology. Eerdmans is proud to publish many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time. God, Freedom, plabtinga Evil is a challenging book to think through yet it offers a sound defense to the logical problem of evil. The Argument from Evil in Philosophy of Religion.

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This is the easiest of Plantinga’s books to read. Do not try to read an electronic version! What did disappoint me a little was his brevity on the cosmological and teleological arguments.

Feb 12, Wyatt Houtz rated it did not like it Shelves: Similarly he rejects the cosmo This book surprissed me. Or perhaps he has not revealed it for some other reason. The Irrelevance of Kants Objection.

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