By James Petrik
An advent to and evaluate of the complete challenge of evil, from a philosophical viewpoint. The textual content goals to be introductory and inclusive, either through familiarizing scholars with the most contours of the highbrow terrain, and by means of pointing them towards additional assets.
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Additional resources for Evil Beyond Belief (Contemporary Perspectives on Philosophy of Religion)
10 This, of course, amounts to making ownership the dominant condition in assigning moral responsibility. In essence, what the compatibilist is saying is that the need to satisfy the Avoidability Condition ends at the point when it is clear that the Ownership Condition has been satisfied; that is, when the action is seen to be caused by psychological traits that are essential to the person in question. But this is not a very satisfying response. For one thing, if the compatibilist rides the Ownership Condition so hard, she will wind up having to concede that any actions that are contrary to an individual's character are actions for which the individual is not responsible.
Compatibilists will thus point out that their theory of freedom is true to our conviction that the actions one chooses to perform are actions that reflect the kind of person one is. Virtuous deeds reflect a person of virtuous character—a person whose beliefs, desires, emotions, and habits all conspire to cause charitable choices on the whole. Vicious deeds reflect a person of vicious character—a person whose beliefs, desires, emotions, and habits all conspire to cause vicious choices on the whole.
Still, despite its vulnerability, the task of providing an adequate response to the logical version of the problem of evil is not a simple matter. Part of the reason is, of course, the theist's commitment to God's omnipotence. It is true enough, the advocate of the logical version of the problem of evil will say, that I have given the theist the entire space of the logically possible in which to fashion a reply. But the theist must not forget that God's alleged omnipotence gives God the entire space of the logically possible in which to combat evil.
Evil Beyond Belief (Contemporary Perspectives on Philosophy of Religion) by James Petrik