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“God Saw That It Was Good”: The Creation of the World in the Hebrew Bible

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the relationship between God and the good in the creation account of the Hebrew Bible. In particular, it highlights several different ways in which the term “good” is used in ... More


Change and the Good: Chinese Perspectives

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the relationship between change and the good from the perspective of Chinese thought. Chinese culture is somewhat unique in that it not only recognizes but fully accepts change ... More


The Harmony of Reason and Revelation: Augustine and Maimonides on Good and Evil

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the approaches of the Christian thinker Augustine of Hippo and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides to the nature of good and evil. Both Augustine and Maimonides draw on ... More


Conclusion

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book has explored the relationship between conceptions of God or an Absolute and notions of the good, first by looking at the creation accounts of the Hebrew Bible and Plato. It has discerned a ... More


Confirmation Theory and the Core of CORNEA

Paul Draper

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Long before skeptical theism was called “skeptical theism,” Stephen Wykstra defended a version of it based on an epistemological principle he called CORNEA. In this chapter, elementary confirmation ... More


Meet the New Skeptical Theism, Same as the Old Skeptical Theism

Paul Draper

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 11 attempted to retool Stephen J. Wykstra’s brand of skeptical theism so that it is effective against abductive or “Humean” arguments from evil. The result is a radically new form of ... More


Learning Not to be Naïve: A Comment on the Exchange between Perrine/Wykstra and Draper

Lara Buchak

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Does postulating skeptical theism undermine the claim that evil strongly confirms atheism over theism? Chapter 11, it does undermine the claim, because evil is no more likely on atheism than on ... More


Skeptical Theism, Atheism, and Total Evidence Skepticism

Michael Bergmann

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is a response to Chapter 14, which raises objections to theistic belief that are supposed to cause special trouble for skeptical theists. Section I of this chapter provides some ... More


Skeptical Demonism:: A Failed Response to a Humean Challenge

Wes Morriston

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Drawing on materials in Hume’s Dialogues, this chapter develops an argument for saying that it is unreasonable to accept either the hypothesis that the universe is ruled by perfect benevolence, or ... More


Agnosticism, the Moral Skepticism Objection, and Commonsense Morality

Daniel Howard-Snyder

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

According to Agnosticism with a capital A, even if one doesn’t see how any known reason would justify God in permitting all the evil in the world and even if one lacks warrant for theism, one should ... More


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