Of course, if the problem of evil is to work, both premises 4 and 5 need to be true at the same time, so it turns out that the problem of evil isn't quite the philosophical slam-dunk that it might appear to be at first. Alvin plantinga's free will defense is a logical argument developed by american analytic philosopher alvin plantinga, the john a o'brien professor of philosophy emeritus at the university of notre dame, and published in its final version in his 1977 book god, freedom, and evil. Job - and the logical problem of evil which due to the paradoxical nature of combining the word perfect with a human being9 lets make an analysis of what. Evil and omnipotence (j l mackie) 3 but insofar as one tries to solve the problem of evil by stressing the importance or value of second order good (in. Editorial team general editors: david bourget (western ontario) david chalmers (anu, nyu) area editors: david bourget gwen bradford.
The problem of evil is thus a logical problem for the unbeliever, rather than the believer as a christian, i can make perfectly good sense out of my moral revulsion and condemnation of child abuse. But upon closer analysis, the problem of evil does not disprove the god of christianity it is an emotional response that has nothing to do with a logical disproof of his existence and everything to do with an emotional refusal to acknowledge him. As a means to good solves the problem of evil only by denying one of its constituent propositions, either that god is omnipotent  or that 'omnipotent' means what it says  (205-6.
Since the logical problem of evil claims that it is logically impossible for god and evil to co-exist, all that plantinga (or any other theist) needs to do to combat this claim is to describe a possible situation in which god and evil co-exist that situation doesn t need to be actual or even realistic. The argument from evil (or problem of evil) is the argument that an all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfectly good god would not allow any—or certain kinds of—evil or suffering to occur unlike the logical argument from evil, which holds that the existence of god (so defined) is logically. The evidential problem of evil simply states that evil exists and that evidence alone is incompatible with a perfect being (god) and thus negates the possibility of god's existence the logical hole here is the grounding of the concept of evil without god. The problem of evil is often formulated in two forms: the logical problem of evil and the evidential problem of evil the logical form of the argument tries to show a logical impossibility in the coexistence of god and evil,   while the evidential form tries to show that given the evil in the world, it is improbable that there is an. 1 the problem of evil mackie begins the article by saying that he thinks that all the arguments for god's existence have been shown by philosophers to be faulty.
Solutions to the problem of evil from 9 points for preaching on the problem of evil by dr norman geisler the topic of evil offers many onramps to preaching powerful sermons and proclaiming the gospel. This question, or puzzle, has traditionally been called the problem of evil since suffering is an evil, ie, a bad thing reflection on the problem of evil has given rise to a philosophical argument known as the argument from evil. Mackie makes a distinction between 3 interpretations of the problem of evil & suffering: logical: the problem suggests that the concept of 'god' is irrational, which means 'god' cannot be used in the conclusion of a logical argument (like aquinas' et hoc dicemus deum.
Logical problem of evil first, it can be formulated as a purely deductive argument (logical version of the argument) that attempts to show that there are certain facts about the evil in the world that are logically incompatible with the existence of god. I consider whether a perfect being could create a world that contains imperfections this video begins a series on the problem of evil. Logical problem of evil originating with greek philosopher epicurus, the logical argument from evil is as follows: if an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent god exists, then evil does not. O the logic form of the problem of evil states that it is a contradiction to claim boththat a perfectly god, all-knowing, all-powerful being exists and that evil exists th evidential form states that although there is a possibility that god could exist, the amount of evil in the world makes it unlikely or improbable that this is the case explain the difference between a theodicy and a.
1 the return of the logical problem of evil i defend a new version of the logical problem of evil, according to which the known facts of evil are logically incompatible with the existence of the god of theism. Chapter 3: philosophy of religion proofs for the existence of god the problem of evil there is an argument that is advanced in order to prove that either there is no god at all or that the god of the western religions can not exist. The logical problem of evil implies that there is an inherent contradiction in postulating both the existence of a theistic god and the existence of evil let's see how a contradiction among a given set of fact can be intended to see if such contradictions really apply to the set of facts that both a theistic god exists and evil exists.