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eBook The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews in 2003 download ISBN: 0199245606
Author: Peter van Inwagen
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (August 10, 2006)
Language: English
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Peter van Inwagen is John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Simply, PROBLEM OF EVIL is thorough, honest, original, and flat-out brilliant. I cannot recommend this book too highly to those interested in the "problem of evil.

Peter van Inwagen is John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Series: Gifford Lectures. Hardcover: 200 pages. read for yourself, and see what I am talking about.

The Problem of Evil book. Van Inwagen has also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. Books by Peter van Inwagen.

The book is clear and easy to understand

The book is clear and easy to understand. However, I felt that the book dragged on too long before it got to the "meat" of the argument; by the word "meat", I mean the crux of the PoE. Perhaps my impatience hails from my familarity with the issue, and if that's true, then I encourage readers who are not acquainted with the PoE to ignore my criticism. But, for those of you who are familiar with the PoE, you need not worry because the latter half of the book is worth the purchase.

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van Inwagen Peter (EN). It is generally supposed that the fact that the world contains a vast amount of suffering, much of it truly horrible suffering, confronts those who believe in an all-powerful and benevolent Creator with a serious problem: to explain why such a Creator would permit this. Many reflective people are convinced that the problem, the problem of evil, is insoluble.

Gifford lectures, which were delivered at the University of St Andrews in 2003 Sarah McGrath and Thomas Kelly recently argue that van Inwagen’s definition cannot be correct since the idea of ideal agnostics i. .

This book contains in eight chapters the revised text of eight Gifford lectures, which were delivered at the University of St Andrews in 2003. The examination of the problem of evil in these chapters is largely an examination of the argument from evil, which the author of the book regards as a paradigmatically philosophical argument. Sarah McGrath and Thomas Kelly recently argue that van Inwagen’s definition cannot be correct since the idea of ideal agnostics is incoherent with regard to an absolute paradigm of a successful philosophical argument. This paper defends van Inwagen’s definition against McGrath and Kelly’s objection.

Oxford University Press (2006). University of Notre Dame. The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Now, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers of religion presents his own position on the problem of evil.

Peter van Inwagen (/væn ɪnˈwɑːɡən/; born September 21, 1942) is an American analytic philosopher and the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He previously taught at Syracuse University and earned his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1969 under the direction of Richard Taylor

Many reflective people are convinced that the problem, the problem of evil, is insoluble. The Gifford Lectures. Over 100 years of lectures on natural theology.

Many reflective people are convinced that the problem, the problem of evil, is insoluble. Home News Book News & Annnouncements.

Publication: Oxford (UK) : Clarendon Press, 2006Description: xiv, 183 . SBN: 0-19-954397-6. 214 F45 BT. 0 The Many Faces of Evil. 214 H67 The Mystery of Suffering

Publication: Oxford (UK) : Clarendon Press, 2006Description: xiv, 183 . Subject: Добро и зло (Христианство), Good and evil (Christianity) Теодицея (Богооправдание)/ Theodicy Бог - Доказательство, God - Proof. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. 214 H67 The Mystery of Suffering. 214 V35 The problem of evil : The Gifford lectures delivered in University of S. ndrews in 2003. 214 W948g God Who Acts : Biblical theology as recital.

Lecture I. the problem of evil and the argument from evil.

The moral rights of the author have been asserted Database right Oxford University Press (maker). Most of the material in this book that was not in the original lectures is in the endnotes. The lectures were written for a general audience (as opposed to an audience of philosophers). A few of the notes are simply thoughts that could not be tted into the text without ‘‘breaking the ow’’. Lecture I. In this lecture, I defend my approach to the problem of evil: my decision to approach the problem of evil by way of an examination of the argument from evil.

The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Now, one of the world's most distinguished philosophers of religion presents his own position on the problem of evil. Highly accessible and sensitively argued, Peter van Inwagen's book argues that such reasoning does not hold: his conclusion is not that God exists, but that suffering cannot be shown to prove that He does not.
Comments: (3)
Quellik
Very good.
Minha
From my first encounter with his writing, to my recent experience of this particular book, I have been thoroughly impressed with Van Inwagen's logical rigor, originality, but more so, his candor. I find it very refreshing.

In particular, his elaboration of what it means for a philosophical argument to succeed [or fail] may be the most honest and original thread in a philosophical text that I have come across in recent years.

Himself being an academic philosopher, initially one might imagine that he has a great deal riding on producing "successful" arguments (i.e. knock-down drag-out invincible proofs), but he is frank enough to admit that in most instances the philosopher [himself included] cannot do so successfully. He suggests that one has the much more modest project, not of attempting to convert one that holds to the contrary position, per se, but rather, persuading the "ideal agnostic" to move toward ones own position.

The merits of Van Inwagen's discussion of philosophical failure aside, this book is one of the most interesting treatments of the "problem of evil" I have had the opportunity to read. Avoiding the typical breakdown [into the Logical and Evidential arguments], he proceeds on a more idiosyncratic path, while remaining sensitive to the expectations of his hearers. He does treat the more common material/themes that one finds in these discussions, but he addresses them differently.

Simply, PROBLEM OF EVIL is thorough, honest, original, and flat-out brilliant. I cannot recommend this book too highly to those interested in the "problem of evil." Buy it, read it, and then read it again...it is definitely worth it. My brief explanation does not do it justice...read for yourself, and see what I am talking about.

Also, read his ESSAY ON FREE WILL...it is just as impressive.
OCARO
The book is clear and easy to understand. However, I felt that the book dragged on too long before it got to the "meat" of the argument; by the word "meat", I mean the crux of the PoE. Perhaps my impatience hails from my familarity with the issue, and if that's true, then I encourage readers who are not acquainted with the PoE to ignore my criticism. But, for those of you who are familiar with the PoE, you need not worry because the latter half of the book is worth the purchase.