Ethics and the Problem of Evil

Ethics and the Problem of Evil

Edited by James P. Sterba
Distribution: World
Publication date: 2/20/2017
Format: paper 182 pages
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-02431-2
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The problem of evil has been an extremely active area of study in the philosophy of religion for many years. Until now, most sources have focused on logical, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, leaving moral questions as open territory. With the resources of ethical theory firmly in hand, this volume provides lively insight into this ageless philosophical issue.

Author Bio

James P. Sterba is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of many books, including From Rationality to Equality.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. A Modest Proposal? Caveat Emptor! Moral Theory and Problems of Evil
Marilyn Adams
2. Kant, Job, and the Problem of Evil
John Hare
3. Good Persons, Good Aims, and the Problem of Evil
Linda Zagzebski
4. Does God Cooperate with Evil?
Laura Garcia
5. The Problem of Evil: Excessive Unnecessary Suffering
Bruce Russell
6. Beyond the Impasse: Contemporary Moral Theory and the Crisis of Skeptical Theism
Stephen J Wykstra
7. Perfection, Evil, and Morality
Stephen Maitzen
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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