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No best world: moral luck

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William Rowe and others argue that if ours is a possible world than which there is a better, it follows that God does not exist. If this is correct, then if there is no best possible world, it is not so much as possible that God exist. I reject the key premise of Rowe's argument. The key to seeing that it is false, I suggest, is seeing that God is subject to something fairly called moral luck. In this first part of the article, I set up Rowe's argument, indicate my strategy, introduce the not...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0034412505007584

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Oriel College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Religious Studies Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-181
Publication date:
2005-06-05
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EISSN:
1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
URN:
uuid:ec363e66-005b-4b6a-81ec-1102463ca260
Local pid:
ora:1484

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