The problem of Theodicy

or the existence of evil.

A very nice presentation of the theodicy problem in its classical formulation.  One of the things to note (for my students who were working with me last year on Hume’s Dialogues where this formulation is also present) is the nature of the four options as exhausting the logical space of possibility.  This at least is the power of the formula…of course, trying to work out whether these options are the only options is going to push you to think about the nature of choice and the setting of options in the first place…and might have some resonance for the problem from which Kierkegaard begins in his Fear and Trembling

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