Marilyn McCord Adams on Horrendous Evils

Marilyn McCord Adams is a Christian philosopher and a former Episcopalian priest who has thought deeply about so-called horrendous evils. I define 'horrendous evils' as 'Evils the participation in (the doing or suffering of) which gives one reason prima facie to doubt whether one's life could (given their inclusion in it) be a great good to one on the whole.' Such reasonable doubt arises because it is so difficult humanly to conceive how such evils could be overcome. ...I offer the … [Read more...]

Matthew Ferguson’s Review of David Hart, The Experience of God

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Lowder-Vandergriff Debate: Mr. Lowder’s Closing Statement (2014)

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Lowder-Vandergriff Debate: Mr. Lowder’s Second Rebuttal (2014)

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Lowder-Vandergriff Debate: Mr. Lowder’s First Rebuttal (2014)

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Lowder-Vandergriff Debate: Mr. Lowder’s Opening Statement and Slides (2014)

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Index: The Lowder-Vandergriff Debate: Naturalism vs. Christian Theism: Where Does the Evidence Point? (2014)

 Mr. Lowder's Opening Statement (2,582 words, 129.1 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's Opening Statement (3,139 words, 157 WPM) Mr. Lowder's First Rebuttal (2,197 words, 146.5 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's First Rebuttal (2,729 words, 181.9 WPM) Mr. Lowder's Second Rebuttal (1,519 words, 151.9 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's Second Rebuttal (2,005 words, 200.5 WPM) Mr. Lowder's Closing Statement (883 words, 176.6 WPM) Mr. Vandergriff's Closing Statement (1,080 words, 216 WPM)Note: The rules for t … [Read more...]

Don’t Criticize What You Can’t Understand

Recently, I found myself defending William Lane Craig's reformed epistemology.   I was defending it NOT because I believe it to be true or correct, but because his views were being presented as 'stupid' and obviously false.  My impression was that those who were making these strong claims did NOT understand Craig's views on epistemology, and therefore were objecting to a Straw Man.  There was little interest in my points about reformed epistemology--apparently philosophy is too boring and co … [Read more...]


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