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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Aug 15, Avel Deleon rated it really liked it. The freecom arguments discussed are the Cosmological, Teleological, and Ontological arguments, respectively. The second half is dedicated to defending an argument for the existence of God that relies on reason alone, called the Ontological argument.

The cosmological arguments and the teleological arguments are no were as strong but they are quite interesting. Feb 12, Wyatt Houtz rated it did not like it Shelves: Yet, evil still exists in the world. This book is not for the feint hearted as it reads like a philosophy book complete with conditional logical statements.

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This tiny book took me about a month to read because it says a lot in a very short amount of time. I also learned a new term in the first half which I will write down for future reference: Christian reviewers who think this book offers some kind of blow to atheism are just engaging in wishful thin Plantiga built a freesom clever logical argument here, but there are flaws e. If this is the case, an all-powerful and all-good God finds it perfectly reasonable to allow evil to exist, for this evil is a potential consequence of the actions of free beings.


God, Freedom, and Evil

Such a problem calls, not for philosophical enlightenment, but for pastoral care. Plantinga worships a cosmic pedophile who revels in granting freedom to abhorrent individuals while getting his jollies from seeing the most vulnerable suffer and die in agony only to get thrown into even more torture in the Christian vision of hell.

If a maximally great being exists in every possible world, then it exists in the actual world. For Plantinga as should be for every philosopherthe arguments do not bend to prove God, God is revealed by virtue of the arguments. No eBook available Wm.

If ontologically speaking, God is not only a possibility but a certainty through modal logic, it is significant ground for believers. Note – it is a purely philosophical discussion and isn’t going to be a comfort to someone in distress. Divine Nature and Human Language: So not much for or against either side of the argument, then?

He criticizes all 3, but stops at the critique of the first 2. Classical theism has always denied that evil is necessary.

Anselm as well as criticisms from Guanilo, Kant, and contemporary philosophers. Moti Mizrahi – – Philosophia 42 1: Return to Book Page.

Plantinga’s goal here is to look at the the “rational acceptability of theistic belief”, not attempting to provide a “proof” for God, but rather answering the question, “Is belief in God a reasonable option? Your generous donations are tax-deductible. Highest possible four-star recommendation I can give.

However, Plabtinga points out that if a being is truly free, it must be able to freely choose between two genuinely opposing options, alfin this case, good and evil. Original Fragility and Supralapsarian Purpose.


Theism, Possible Worlds, and the Multiverse. Similarly he rejects the cosmological and teleological arguments for God as inadequate.

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Furthermore, Plantinga’s Onto Though I am an atheist, Plantinga has convinced godd that belief in God can be, at the very least, considered rational.

He engages the ontological argument thoroughly, both its original form from St. Alston Snippet view – The theist may find a religious problem in evil; in the presence of his own suffering or that of someone near to him he may find it difficult to maintain what he takes to be the proper attitude towards God. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. With dense writing, Plantinga methodically waltzes from argument to argument offering objections, rebuttals, and new proposals.

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In that regard, this seemed like a good intro to his works, and a guidepost to future research. To do so, Plantinga divides his book into two halves. The Ontological Argument In the second main section, Plantinga focuses on a very misunderstood argument for the existence of God- the Ontological Argument, which was originally set greedom by St Anselm of Canterbury.