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Divine Providence: fine-grained, coarse-grained, or something in between?

Título de la revista: ROCZNIKI FILOZOFICZNE
ISSN: 0035-7685
Volumen: 68
Número: 3
Páginas: 71 - 109
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Dariusz ¿ukasiewicz has investigated in depth the ¿Argument from Chance¿ which argues that the data revealing chance in the world are incompatible with Divine Providence. ¿ukasiewicz agrees that these data undermine the traditional model of Providence¿a fine-grained model in which every single detail is controlled by God¿but maintains that they are not incompatible with a coarse-grained model¿in which God leaves to chance many aspects of history (including some horrendous evils). Furthermore, ¿ukasiewicz provides independent reasons to prefer this coarse-grained model. Even though I agree that a maximally fine-grained model is undermined by the scientific data, I argue that this is no sufficient reason to adopt a model as coarse-grained as ¿ukasiewicz¿s. I propose a model of intermediate level of fine-grainedness which could avoid the drawbacks of both extremes, and seems to me to provide a more traditional approach to the problem of evil.