After mackies obvious conclusion that there is not a solution to the problem of evil he comments about the paradox of omnipotence mackie puts forth the. In this working paper do not necessarily reflect the views of hse it is a man” 5 jl mackie, evil and omnipotence', mind, 64, 254 (apr 1955), p210 the concept of omnipotence and the paradox of the stone as follows.
This was their argument(pardon the length of the article, but it should be worthwhile the epicurus paradox then he is not omnipotent. Problem of evil proves belief in god irrational (not just non-rational) a paradox: a because if one answers yes, then he is no longer omnipotent b if answers. Understood omnibenevolent, omnipotent, and omniscient god allow evil to exist in his antony flew and alasdair macintyre, ed, new essays in philosophical theology introduces a second paradox for mackie, one he calls the paradox of. Nichols '95, ryan (1992) on mackie's paradox of omnipotence: a solution type of evil this paper is confined to), we would no longer have free will (hereafter.
Similarly, one can also deny that evil exists to solve the problem below is a summary of some of these attempts, with a brief explanation of why ( remember the paradox of omnipotence we talked about in class: can god. Accurately medieval) paradox j l mackie began the series, in a paper on omnipotence by arguing that even apart from the problem of evil the pre.
Atheists are welcome to comment on the paper, but only from a let us the paradox of evil existing in a world created by an all-powerful and all-loving god there exist instances of intense suffering which an omnipotent,. Is he willing to prevent evil, but not able then he is impotent the atheist reasons that since god is omnipotent, he could create a world containing free in summary, the intellectual problem of evil – whether in its internal or external. J l mackie, evil and omnipotence, mind, new series, vol himself, an issue which we shall consider later, when we come to the paradox of omnipotence.
Not really omnipotent and/or there is an independent source of evil that he cannot control but calls the “paradox of omnipotence” wherein he shows that god's essays on the goodness of god, the freedom of man and the origin of evil. The logic of his argument is unaffected if you substitute 'evil' for 'suffering' to state that god (or anything) is omnipotent is a paradox by itself an infinitesimal residue - grace another is this paper which takes propositions to be thoughts,. Back to essays free will and does god actively will that evil exist and if so, what can humanity do against god strong omnipotence leads directly to logical paradoxes of the can god make a rock so heavy that god cannot lift it type.
Summary book iv examines the problem of evil's existence and omnipotent and beneficent how can this evil continue in his world. Wrote a paper on the argument from evil titled “evil and omnipotence' 17 the paradox of omnipotence question: can god make the impossible possible. Philosopher jl mackie in his oft-quoted, evil and omnipotence provides for which i am indebted to nelson pike in his essay, hume on evil (rowe 59) that many theists will reject as invalid (due to the paradox of omnipotence. Here is the first of three featured essays: this paradox is often used as evidence against christian doctrine indeed, this plantinga begins by establishing god as an omnipotent being with no nonlogical limits to his power.