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The evidence of evil

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Does evil constitute any evidence against the existence of God? Stephen Wykstra argues that it does not, claiming that “if we have realized the magnitude of the theistic proposal, cognizance of suffering ... should not in the least reduce our confidence that it is true”. I argue that he is mistaken. I outline a framework for modelling the confidence we lend to propositions and assessing the rational propriety of such confidences both at a given time and over time, and apply this framework to ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
BPhil
Level of award:
Bachelors
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:3a4808ff-cfca-465d-b842-74322efe87de
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ora:2371
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English
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