Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Silver's Defense of Draper's Argument from the Biological Role of Pain and Pleasure

(Another item from my drafts folder.)

David Silver has written this interesting paper on the problem of evil, "Religious Experience and the Evidential Argument from Evil," Religious Studies 38(3):339-353.

The paper argues that "if the experiential theist does accept Draper's formulation of the problem and ... is apprised of the arguments in this paper, then she is threatened by a defeater for her theistic belief; that is, absent further evidence for the existence of God the problem of evil makes it irrational for her to continue to be a theist."

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