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A new free-will defence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 May 2003

Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 20057-1133


This paper argues that if creatures are to have significant free will, then God's essential omni-benevolence and essential omnipotence cannot logically preclude Him from creating a world containing a moral evil. The paper maintains that this traditional conclusion does not need to rest on reliance on subjunctive conditionals of free will. It can be grounded in several independent ways based on premises that many will accept.

Research Article
© 2003 Cambridge University Press

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