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The Problem of Evil


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Introduction ; 1. The Problem of Evil and the Argument from Evil ; 2. The Idea of God ; 3. Philosophical Failure ; 4. The Global Argument from Evil ; 5. The Global Argument Continued ; 6. The Local Argument from Evil ; 7. The Sufferings of Beasts ; 8. The Hiddenness of God

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Peter van Inwagen is the O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His many publications include An Essay on Free Will (1983), Material Beings (1990), Ontology, Identity, and Modality: Essays in Metaphysics (2001), and Metaphysics (1993, second edition 2002). He has delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of St Andrews, the Wilde Lectures at Oxford University, the Maurice Lectures at the University of London, and the Stewart Lectures at Princeton University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Review from previous edition 'Van Inwagen must be the clearest writer and the best stylist in analytic philosophy, at least since the passing of W. V. Quine.' * Ars Disputandi Journal, Daniel J. Hill *
'[a] fine book' * Trenton Merricks, The Times Literary Supplement *

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