Tag Archives: Theodicy

Molinism and the Accidents of Salvation

Even if there is not a best of all logically possible worlds, I think the Molinist will want to insist that there is either a best of all logically feasible worlds (in light of which counterfactuals obtain) or a class … Continue reading

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Wisdom’s Theodicy for the Canaanite Massacre

The book of Wisdom in the Deutero-canon of the Old Testament works out a very interesting and reflective theodicy in light of the massacre of the Canaanites recorded in the book of Joshua. The theodicy is interesting as it provides … Continue reading

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Rationalism And The Plenum

I was at an Ultreya last night where we discussed the topic of sin, suffering and evil, and the conversation left us all, I think, with much to think about. One of the curious things I only thought about this … Continue reading

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Extreme Modal Realism, the worst of all possible worlds, and theodicy

More thoughts on the concept of God choosing to create the worst of all possible worlds. Let us suppose that my argument here (at the end) is valid, then it seems like David Lewis’ extreme modal realism could act as … Continue reading

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The Best of all possible worlds

This should be relatively short. I just thought I would demonstrate why most philosophers today have given up on Leibniz’ idea that there is such a thing as a best of all (logically) possible worlds. To say that there is … Continue reading

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