Alvin Plantinga. University of Notre Dame. Follow. Abstract. This book discusses and exemplifies the philosophy of religion, or philosophical reflection on central. God, Freedom, And Evil – Alvin Plantinga – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. PAGE 18 IS MISSING. HERE IS THE MISSING. For a critical account of verificationism see Plantinga, God and Other Minds, chap. 7. Excerpted from: Alvin Plantinga. God, Freedom, and Evil ().

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These too are examined with popular objections looked at in detail, as well. Though I do have some strong objections to this argument strong enough to remain atheist I certainly respect it. It’s by virtue of freedmo argument alone that this book becomes noteworthy. The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God.

Old Testament General Works. In this book Plantinga pretty much demolished what is called the logical problem of evil that writers like Mackie proposed. By his own admission at the end of the book, nothing in these arguments prove that god gpd.

Funnily enough, Plantinga seems to believe in a heaven without suffering but with all the bells and whistles of freedom. Here, Plantinga takes the old canard of free will.

I will definitely examine his refutations of Aquinas at a later date I have always been a fan of the old Prime Mover argument.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What did she do to God? While there are a few out there still trying to use it – mostly internet skeptics who are unread – they are like modern day alchemists who stil Read this for a master’s level philosophy of religion course. Quotes from God, Freedom, and Similarly he rejects the cosmo This book surprissed me.

So why not create that universe from the get-go and stick with it? Nov 22, Donovan Richards rated it liked planinga. No trivia or quizzes yet. God, Freedom, and Evil.


Finally, Plantinga appraises St. David Basinger – – Philosophy Research Archives 8: The theistic arguments discussed are the Cosmological, Teleological, and Ontological arguments, respectively. Kraay – – Philosophical Studies 3: The common reader will have to read and re-read sections to understand the concepts posited. Even so, in the end, Plantinga is respectfully modest in his survey of the argument in his end form of it, as he states, “What I claim for this argument, therefore, is that it establishes, not the truth of theism, but it’s rational acceptability.

Some approached involve invoking an unknown “greater good” defense which avlin god’s omnipotence under the bus.

Therefore, a maximally great being exists. Alvij 02, Armin rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. This tiny book took me about a month to read because it says a lot in a very short amount evll time. World Religions Catholic Studies. Published inPlantinga’s treatment of it here is not as polished as it is in later statements of it, but it’s nice to see him really walk through frsedom development here.

It is a technical philosophy book, one I have not read before but itis short enough so that his arguments are clear. There were two parts to this book: Notable Theologians Abraham Kuyper. Plantinga worships a cosmic pedophile who revels in granting freedom to abhorrent individuals while getting his jollies from seeing the most vulnerable suffer and die in agony only to get thrown into even more torture in the Christian vision of hell.

What did disappoint me a little was his brevity on the cosmological and teleological arguments.

Book Review: God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga | Apologetics

Plantinga is widely known for his work in philosophy of religion, epistemology, metaphysics and Christian apologetics. The notion that the existence of evil is somehow logically contradictory to an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God is deconstructed and assigned to the ash-heap of history. This are unsatisfactory answers. In the first half on natural atheology, he addresses the so-called “Problem of Evil”, while Part 2 addresses – very briefly – Aquinas’ cosmological argument and Paley’s teleological argument, followed by a more in-depth look at Anselm’s ontological argument.


The Free Will Defense, however, shows that the existence of God is compatible, both logically and probabilistically, with the existence of evil; thus it solves the main philosophical problem of evil. The ontological argument is always a slippery one to grasp but I will spend a lot of time pondering the logic of these premises.

Accessible to serious general readers. Apologetics is a ministry of Defenders Media, c 3 a non-profit organization. That being said, the problem of evil has never much been a problem for me in terms of my belief in God. Although I believe Plantinga successfully reasons his positions in God, Freedom, and EvilI do not think he will convince anyone to switch sides. Therefore, this line of reasoning fails.

God, Freedom, and Evil

Why create a universe with even the possibility of corruption? In this work Plantinga also deals with essences, persons, possible worlds, and logical analysis. Attempts to shift the problem by asserting that human happiness is not the goal of life but knowing god is removes the omnibenevolence and omnipotence of god if you love someone, you don’t want them to suffer.

Logically, therefore, we must conclude that God does not exist. May 16, Ifa Mujawar rated it it was ok. Anyways, I’d recommend this book to anybody who doesn’t mind heavy thinking about the existence of God.