A surviving version of the common sense problem of evil: A reply to Tweedt

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Abstract

Chris Tweedt has offered a solution to the "common sense problem of evil," on which that there is gratuitous evil is justified non-inferentially as a trivial inference from non-inferentially justified premises by invoking versions of CORNEA. Tweedt claims his solution applies not only to the versions of the common sense problem of evil offered by Paul Draper and Trent Dougherty, but also to that offered by me in this journal in 1992. Here I argue that Tweedt fails to defeat this version of the problem. So even if Tweedt's response to Draper and Dougherty is successful, a version of the common sense problem of evil survives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-92
Number of pages11
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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