What Can God Do? What Should God Do?

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The aim of this paper is to defend James Sterba’s version (2019) of the logical argument from evil against the existence of God from two objections that have been raised against it: that God cannot “logically” prevent all evils and that the moral requirements that the argument poses for God may not apply to God. I argue that these objections do not refute the claim that God can prevent and should prevent any evil and do not undermine Sterba’s argument from evil to the effect that God does not exist.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1178
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022

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  • God
  • evil
  • Sterba
  • logical argument from evil


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