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Sophia

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 107–111 | Cite as

Moral evil and human freedom: A reply to Tierno

  • Yujin Nagasawa
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Abstract

Many theists believe that the so-called ‘free will defence’ successfully undermines the antitheist argument from moral evil. However, in a recent issue of this journal Joel Thomas Tierno provides the ‘adequacy argument’ in order to show an alleged difficulty with the free will defence. I argue that the adequacy argument fails because it equivocates on the notion of moral evil.

Keywords

Recent Issue Human Freedom Moral Evil Innocent Person Evil Action 
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© Springer SBM B.V. 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy Program, Research School of Social SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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