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The Logical Problem of Evil Redux

Michael J. Almeida

in Freedom, God, and Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199640027
eISBN:
9780191741937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640027.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

John Mackie argued that God's perfect goodness is incompatible with his failing to actualize the best world that he can actualize. And God's omnipotence is incompatible with his being unable to ... More


Unrestricted Actualization, Freedom, and Morally Perfect Worlds

Michael J. Almeida

in Freedom, God, and Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199640027
eISBN:
9780191741937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640027.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter it's shown that, for all the resilience of the free will defense, the thesis of universal transworld depravity is necessarily false. It is a basic assumption in the free will defense ... More


Utopias of One

Joshua Kotin

in Utopias of One

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the book's claims on utopian writing. The first claim is that the texts examined in this book create perfect worlds. The overarching claim is related: the ... More


Psychic Scars: Transformative Relationships and Moral Repair

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter considers a series of films in which Eastwood deals more directly with the complex issues at the heart of moral repair: A Perfect World (1993), Absolute Power ... More


Not the Worst of All Possible Worlds: Sacrificing the Object in Butterfly Effect

Todd McGowan

in Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Eric Bress’ and J. Mackye Gruber’s film Butterfly Effect (2004) used the theory of possible worlds to present the repetition of trauma. The theory of possible worlds was ... More


Quests

William Sims Bainbridge

in eGods: Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935819
eISBN:
9780199333042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935819.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion is a quest for meaning, and most theologies assert that God gives the universe purpose, by establishing a plan or a set of laws to govern and motivate human behavior. Similarly, gameworlds ... More


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