THE INDUCTIVE ARGUMENT FROM EVIL AND THE HUMAN COGNITIVE CONDITION

@article{Alston1991THEIA,
  title={THE INDUCTIVE ARGUMENT FROM EVIL AND THE HUMAN COGNITIVE CONDITION},
  author={William P. Alston},
  journal={Philosophical Perspectives},
  year={1991},
  volume={5},
  pages={29}
}
  • W. Alston
  • Published 1991
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Perspectives
The recent outpouring of literature on the problem of evil has materially advanced the subject in several ways. In particular, a clear distinction has been made between the "logical" argument against the existence of God ("atheological argument") from evil, which attempts to show that evil is logically incompatible with the existence of God, and the "inductive" ("empirical", "probabilistic") argument, which contents itself with the claim that evil constitutes (sufficient) empirical evidence… 

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