God, Evil, and Infinite Value
AbstractProminent approaches to the problems of evil assume that even if the Anselmian God exists, some worlds are better than others, all else being equal. But the assumptions that the Anselmian God exists and that some worlds are better than others cannot be true together. One description, by Mark Johnston and Georg Cantor, values God’s existence as exceeding any transfinite cardinal value. For any finite or infinite amount of goodness in any possible world, God’s value infinitely exceeds that amount. This conception is not obviously inconsistent with the Anselmian God. As a result, the prominent approaches to the problems of evil are mistaken. The elimination of evil does not, in fact, improve the value of any world as commonly thought. Permitting evil does not, in fact, diminish the value of any world as commonly thought. View Full-Text
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Naylor, M. God, Evil, and Infinite Value. Religions 2018, 9, 20.
Naylor M. God, Evil, and Infinite Value. Religions. 2018; 9(1):20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Naylor, Marshall. 2018. "God, Evil, and Infinite Value." Religions 9, no. 1: 20.
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