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God, the Best, and Evil

Bruce Langtry


To create a possible world is to actualize it strongly or weakly. A world is prime if God can create it and he cannot create a world better than it. This book's conclusions include: (1) If there is at least one prime world, then if God does create some world he will create one of them. (2) If there are no prime worlds, then it does not follow that God does not exist. Instead, what follows is that if God creates a world he will create one that is good enough, despite the fact that he could create a world which is better. (3) These conclusions do not give rise to a good objection to theism, base ... More

Keywords: God, create, possible world, free will, problem of evil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199238798
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Langtry, author
University of Melbourne
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