Provocative New Paper on the Logical Problem of Evil by Howard-Snyder

Howard-Snyder, Daniel. "The Logical Problem of Evil: Mackie and Plantinga", in McBrayer and Howard-Snyder (eds), A Companion to the Problem of Evil (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).

Abstract: J.L. Mackie’s version of the logical problem of evil is a failure, as even he came to recognize. Contrary to current mythology, however, its failure was not established by Alvin Plantinga’s Free Will Defense. That’s because a defense is successful only if it is not reasonable to refrain from believing any of the claims that constitute it, but it is reasonable to refrain from believing the central claim of Plantinga’s Free Will Defense, namely the claim that, possibly, every essence suffers from transworld depravity.

Absolutely required reading. P.S., I told you so.

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