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Religions 2018, 9(1), 23; doi:10.3390/rel9010023

One Philosopher’s Bug Can Be Another’s Feature: Reply to Almeida’s “Multiverse and Divine Creation”

Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Received: 14 December 2017 / Revised: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 4 January 2018 / Published: 12 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Theodicy)
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Michael Almeida once told me that he thought we were just a couple of hours of conversation away from reaching deep agreement about some important topics in the philosophy of religion pertaining to God, multiverses, and modality. This paper represents my attempt to move this conversation forward and to seek this common ground. Specifically, I respond to Almeida’s paper entitled “The Multiverse and Divine Creation”. In the first four sections, I record my disagreement with him concerning some smaller matters. In Section 5, I try to persuade him that what he considers a ‘bug’ in the theistic multiverse is actually a feature—and a desirable one at that. In Section 6, I close by identifying some points at which our views seem to converge. View Full-Text
Keywords: God; evil; universe; world; multiverse; Almeida God; evil; universe; world; multiverse; Almeida
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Kraay, K.J. One Philosopher’s Bug Can Be Another’s Feature: Reply to Almeida’s “Multiverse and Divine Creation”. Religions 2018, 9, 23.

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