PHIL101 - first exercise_Essay

PHIL101 - first exercise_Essay - 2/13/2006 Philosophy 101 -...

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2/13/2006 Philosophy 101 - Exercise 1 Argument: 1. G-d is omnipotent and all powerful 2. G-d is wholly good 3. G-d can prevent evil if the prevention of such evil does not bring about a greater evil or bring about a lesser good and if there is no choice present between eliminating one evil or another 4. Evil exists 5. A cold is evil 6. The elimination of the cold would not bring about a greater evil or bring about a lesser good, particularly a reduction in free will, nor would it result in the maintained existence of a separate evil 7. G-d can prevent the existence of a cold because he is all powerful and wholly good and it will not result in a greater evil or a lesser good, or the perpetuation of a separate evil 8. G-d should prevent people from having colds Support: The problem at hand is why G-d can/should prevent people from having colds. First let it be established that G-d is omnipotent and all powerful. It is also true that G-d is wholly good. With regard to the previous two statements it is likely that G-d can and will prevent evil. It is
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This essay was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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