Leibniz's problem of evil

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Philosophy

 

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June 11, 2014

 

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Gottfried Leibniz addresses this "problem of evil" in his Theodicy by offering a scenario in which both a Christian God and evil can plausibly coexist. As Leibniz tries to validate God's existence, he is forced to rely upon certain defining characteristic from which we have come to associate with the Christian God...
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One such characteristic is God's inherent benevolence to which we attribute his teachings of virtuous living. This said, if God does exist, it's only rational to assume that he/she is a representation of good and therefore would oppose evil as a whole. Another characteristic that we associate with God's existence is infinite knowledge, or as we have come to refer to it, his all-knowingness (261)...
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