Alvin Plantinga. University of Notre Dame. Follow. Abstract. This book discusses and exemplifies the philosophy of religion, or philosophical reflection on central. God, Freedom, And Evil – Alvin Plantinga – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. PAGE 18 IS MISSING. HERE IS THE MISSING. For a critical account of verificationism see Plantinga, God and Other Minds, chap. 7. Excerpted from: Alvin Plantinga. God, Freedom, and Evil ().

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Half way between two stars and six stars, I guess. Alvin Plantinga University of Notre Dame. Compatibilism, Evil, and the Free-Will Defense. For Plantinga as should be for every philosopherthe arguments do fresdom bend to prove God, God is revealed by virtue of the arguments. Read this for a master’s level philosophy of religion course.

This is the easiest of Plantinga’s books to read. This proof, known as the problem of evil, is logically valid, meaning that its premises lead to its conclusion. No eBook available Wm. The problem of evil is the idea that a wholly good and omnipotent God would not allow evil to exist, but since evil exists, God must not.

If you are interested you should read the book. And in many cases, dishonestly. Dec 27, Plantinga is widely known for his work in palntinga of religion, epistemology, metaphysics and Christian apologetics.

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Plantinga argues against J. On the whole, I agreed with very little in this book, but my mind was sharpened by reading it, and I was glad I did so.


Plantinga, summarizing his earlier work in The Nature of Necessity and God and Other Minds, demonstrates that the theist does not face a contradiction in a asserting God exists and b evil exists. How do I rate a book that will bore most of you but titillate the rest? Why go to all this trouble defending someone whose very existance completely lacks evidence?

These too are examined with popular objections looked at in detail, as well. The cosmological arguments and the teleological arguments are no were as strong but they are quite interesting.

God, Freedom, and Evil

Highest possible four-star recommendation I can give. Trivia About God, Freedom, and With dense writing, Plantinga methodically waltzes from argument to argument offering objections, rebuttals, and new proposals.

Eerdmans Publishing Company,p. Thus, Plantinga concludes that it is always possible for any free being to choose evil over good in any given circumstance, just by virtue of being free a phenomenon he labels transworld depravity.

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These too are examined with popular objections looked at in This is a short read and a great analytic look at some common atheistic arguments and theistic arguments with logical premises used as either evidence for or against the claims presented.

Lastly, a loving god would take away free will from those who would willingly surrender it in return for a life without suffering. The constant referring backward to numbered arguments will be very frustrating without a paper copy.

Accessible to serious gene In his discussion of natural theology arguments to prove the existence of God and natural atheology arguments for the falsehood of theistic belief Plantinga focuses on two of the traditional arguments: What is so Good About Moral Freedom? Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu While there are a few out there still trying to use it – mostly internet skeptics who are unread – they are like modern day alchemists who stil Read this for a master’s level philosophy of religion course.


Jul 11, Robert rated it really liked it. The Physiognomy of Responsibility. He ultimately reformulates his own modal version modal logic which is really cool to see him develop in real time.

There were two parts to this book: He does say in the introduction that he will be focusing on the problem of evil on the atheist side, and the ontological argument on the theist side, but his treatment of the cosmological and teleological arguments platinga leave the reader with the impression that these are not robust arguments.

A W is qnd possible state of affairs, but a possible state of affairs is not necessarily a W The common reader will have to read and re-read sections to understand the concepts posited.

Conclusion Regardless of its flaws, God, Freedom, and Evil is a classic work in the philosophy of religion. James Kellenberger – – Religious Studies 41 1: God, Freedom, and Evil.