The Problem of Evil

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Title
The Problem of Evil
Author
氏名 Araki Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
Subject
evil
the Free Will Defence
proof of God’s existence
the Ontological Argument
assumption
infinite regress
Abstract

The Problem of Evil has been discussed as one of the major problems in monotheism. “Why does Almighty God allow evil to exist?” Various solutions to this problem have been proposed, including the Free Will Defence. But none of them is convincing. The Problem of Evil has an assumption, which is that God exists. One of the proofs of God’s existence is René Descartes’s Ontological Argument. But none of them is persuasive. Every logic has its own assumption, which needs to be verified. So this process of verification continues ad infinitum as an infinite regress. The Problem of Evil is not a problem but a pseudo-problem. So the Problem of Evil should be discussed as a matter of faith not a matter of logic.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
52
Spage
23
Epage
31
Published Date
2018-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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