The Value Component of Plantinga's Free Will Defense
A defense (in Plantinga's sense) against the logical problem of evil requires two components: a metaphysical component, which claims that a certain scenario is logically possible, and a value component, which claims that if the scenario in question were actual then it would be consistent with God's goodness to weakly actualize a world containing evil. In Plantinga's Free Will Defense (FWD), the scenario in question is one in which every creaturely essence suffers from transworld depravity (TWD). Now, in both The Nature of Necessity and God, Freedom, and Evil Plantinga's focus is squarely on the metaphysical component, defending the coherence...
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"Berkeley's Philosophy of Religion"
I have posted a new paper, "Berkeley's Philosophy of Religion,"
which is my contribution to The Continuum Companion to Berkeley
, ed. Richard Brook and Bertil Belfrage. This is an early draft, so comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Carroll on God and Physics
Sean Carroll has a great article
on God, physics, and explanation up on his web-site. I've posted some comments regarding it over at Prosblogion
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