Friday, May 29, 2015

Stephen Law's New Paper on Skeptical Theism

The Pandora’s box objection to skeptical theism




Abstract 

Skeptical theism is a leading response to the evidential argument from evil against the existence of God. Skeptical theists attempt to block the inference from the existence of inscrutable evils to gratuitous evils by insisting that given our cognitive limitations, it wouldn’t be surprising if there were God-justifying reasons we can’t think of. A well-known objection to skeptical theism is that it opens up a skeptical Pandora’s box, generating implausibly wide-ranging forms of skepticism, including skepticism about the external world and past. This paper looks at several responses to this Pandora’s box objection, including a popular response devised by Beaudoin and Bergmann. I find that all of the examined responses fail. It appears the Pandora’s box objection to skeptical theism still stands.


And if a copy should find its way to my inbox...
UPDATE: Thanks!

5 comments:

Stephen Law said...

Your wish is my command.

exapologist said...

Thanks, Stephen!

Aragorn said...

I know it's incredibly presumptuous, but it would be worth a shot. Me, too?

anduril.aiglos@yahoo.com

exapologist said...

Sent.

Aragorn said...

Thank you so much. :-)

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