claims that the contemporary theologian Alvin Plantinga succeeded in refuting the arguments of Hume and Mackie against theism by showing that in the presence of free will, the argument from evil could not offer a logical disproof of theism (51-58).
What does AE stand for?
AE stands for Argument from Evil (philosophy)
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Her solution turns on the idea that the argument from evil requires evil to be something both existent and contrary to a good God's motives.
Among the topics are a second look at the evidential argument from evil, the problem of divine perfection and freedom, modal versions of the ontological argument, and Dewey and Wieman on religion within the bounds of naturalism.
In the course of his attack on the theistic account of morality, Wielenberg interestingly connects these questions to the debate over the argument from evil.
Cosmic Fine-Tuning and Terrestrial Suffering: Parallel Problems for Naturalism and Theism, PAUL DRAPER This article first constructs two parallel arguments, an argument from moral agency against (ontological) naturalism and an argument from evil against theism.
Against Plantinga's famous response to the atheological argument from evil, for example, Gale argues that if, as Plantinga claims, God is the creator of human beings and has middle knowledge (that is, if God knows what every possible created person would do in every situation in which that person could possibly perform some action), then God has a "freedom-cancelling control over created persons" (p.