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Final Study Guide Philosophy of Religion I. Define/explain (two or three sentences per answer expected; fifteen out of twenty will be required on the final exam): a priori argument divine command theory principle of sufficient reason contingent being infinite backwards causal chain Maximally Evil Being fine-tuning (of laws) Pascal’s wager logical problem of evil problem of non-belief inductive problem of evil transworld depravity soul-making theodicy moral vs. natural evil unknown purpose defense inference to best explanation Paley’s ‘watch in the forest’ regularities of co-presence Regularities of succession contradictory experiences objection quantity vs. efficiency parental mode preservational vs. adversative mode Moore Shift teleological argument Devil defense quasi-perceptual vs. mystical experience II. Essay Questions (you will be asked to answer two of three on the final exam): 1. Make a case for or against what you find to be the strongest or most interesting proof for the existence of God. Clearly outline the steps of the proof, explaining its key terms
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