Skeptical Theism and Rowe's New Evidential Argument from Evil

  title={Skeptical Theism and Rowe's New Evidential Argument from Evil},
  author={Michael Bergmann},
Evaluation de la nouvelle version de l'argument evidentialiste du mal developpe par W. Rowe dans le cadre du debat sur le theisme sceptique. Examinant les objections de M. Tooley et B. Russell concernant la representation des biens possibles, l'A. montre que l'argumentation de Rowe n'opere pas une critique significiative du theisme. 
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It used to be widely held that evil-which for present purposes we may identify with undeserved pain and suffering-was incompatible with the existence of God: that no possible world contained both God
Defenseless.” In Howard-Snyder 1996b
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