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ARTÍCULO
Evilism and the a priori
Título de la revista: RELIGIOUS STUDIES
ISSN: 0034-4125
Volumen: 57
Número: 4
Páginas: 752 - 761
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
In this article, I respond to Stephen Law's evil god challenge (EGC) to traditional theism. I argue that while there are credible a priori grounds for believing that the first cause is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good, there are no credible a priori grounds for believing that the first cause is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-evil. Because of this, theists have a reason for explaining away the a posteriori evidence against theism. The hypothetical evilist, on the other hand, does not. Thus, while the problem of the good makes it absurd to believe in evilism, the problem of evil does not make it absurd to believe in theism.