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Ethics and the problem of evil / edited by James P. Sterba.

Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Indiana series in the philosophy of religion.
Indiana Series in the philosophy of religion
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Subjects:
Good and evil.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects.
Religion -- Philosophy.
Summary:
The problem of evil has been an extremely active area of study in the philosophy of religion for many years. Until now, most sources have focused on logical, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, leaving moral questions as open territory. James P. Sterba and the contributors to this volume focus on the yet untapped resources of ethical theory. These essays consider topics such as Kantian moral philosophy, Thomistic virtue theory, and the Pauline Principle?the doctrine of double effect, and God?s actions in permitting evil. These new reflections shift from assessing the world?s particular and particularly horrendous evils to discussion of how ethical theory undergirds the evaluation of the problem of evil. With the resources of ethical theory firmly in hand, this volume provides lively insight into this ageless philosophical issue.
Contents:
Introduction; 1 A Modest Proposal? Caveat Emptor! Moral Theory and Problems of Evil; 2 Kant, Job, and the Problem of Evil; 3 Good Persons, Good Aims, and the Problem of Evil; 4 Does God Cooperate with Evil?; 5 The Problem of Evil: Excessive Unnecessary Suffering; 6 Beyond the Impasse: Contemporary Moral Theory and the Crisis of Skeptical Theism; 7 Perfection, Evil, and Morality; Conclusion; Contributors; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Sterba, James P., editor.
ISBN:
9780253024312
0253024315
9780253024251
0253024250
9780253024381
OCLC:
974805048