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Daylight Atheism 3: All Possible Worlds

12/17/2012

Lee is providing his own version of the argument from evil, which he considers unassailable.

He summarizes the problem, Epicurus style (75), along with some colorful stories of pain and suffering, and then answers the common objections, like free will, justice, and greater good objections. His responses are concise, but surprisingly good. I can see the potential influence of academic philosophers (Stephen Maitzen) that Lee expertly distills to a few sentences

As long as he’s making an inductive argument, it makes sense. If it’s deductive, I don’t think he protects his views from arguments from mere possibility. It’s probably a good thing that Lee doesn’t even distinguish between inductive and deductive, given the scope of his book.

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