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Phil1October17 - Philosophy Lecture October 17, 2007 Essay...

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Philosophy Lecture Notes October 17, 2007 Essay due the 29 th Explain St. Aquinas’s First Way (The Argument for Change). Explain what you take to be the strongest objection this argument and be sure to answer the following questions with supporting reasons: Does the objection sink the argument? How might Aquinas respond to this objection? And is this response adequate? A world containing creatures who are significantly free is a better world, all else being equal, than a world containing no significantly free creatures. Thus there is a good reasons for God to create a world containing creatures who are significantly free a) Some Responses to the Free Will Theodicy i) Natural evil: even if the free will theodicy does provide justification for God’s permitting moral evil, it doesn’t provide a good reason for God’s permitting instances of natural evil; needs additional reasons 1. So the free will theodicy is at least incomplete ii) The Severity of Certain Cases of Moral Evil: even if the free will theodicy provides
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 1 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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