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Unformatted text preview: world if he had to create evil. If relative, God being all-good is also relative Relativity creates semantical argument 2. The world is on balance better for the bad stuff – Leibniz: Some goods – second order goods – require evil to exist and the universe is better with them than without them What about higher order evils? Second-order evils out to destroy first-order goods. Defense only defends first-order evils. Second-order evils enable third-order goods. Infinite regress. Is existence of courage and heroism really worth murder, rape, etc… Heaven? 3. Free will Natural disasters? Animal attacks? HW: Why couldn’t God have given us free will but made us so that we always choose the right thing?...
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- Fall '06
- Philosophy, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Mackie, traditional conception, evil omnipotent