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Problem of Evil The Problem of Bob The Problem of Evil Johnson’s Responses and Replies Swinburne: Free Will and Soul Making Defenses
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Problem of Bob—Bob’s Responses 1. “Since the girl is going to heaven, her dying was a good thing. I was doing her a favor by letting her die.” 2. “Since free will is a good thing, I did not want to interfere with the free choice of the person who started the fire who may have chosen to kill the girl and must live with the consequences of that free decision.” 3. “It is morally wrong to make others morally dependent, so I refrained from acting so that others’ moral autonomy would be preserved. I did not want others to become morally dependent on me.” 4. “I refrained from acting because it is necessary that people have a sense of the urgency, a reason or incentive, to act morally. People acting morally is more important than the suffering and death of the girl; I let the girl die so that other people would try harder to save people in fires.” 5. “The girl suffered because suffering and death are necessary for others to learn to be or become morally better. I let her die so others would become morally better either by learning about suffering or by trying to save her.” 6. “No one could have any concept of good, know what goodness is, or appreciate how well they are doing without some people suffering, so
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course PHIL 2010 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '06 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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