The Problem of Evil

JP Andrew on the coexistence of evil and God
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In this episode, I speak with JP Andrew, a lecturer in Philosophy at Texas Christian University and a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. We discuss the problem of evil and why it’s important to hear the best arguments from the other side.

“You talk about the bad making features of the world being necessary for the development of human beings. This is what’s called a soul-making theodicy. According to this, humans had to go through this long developmental period to reach a point at which they could autonomously relate to God and this developmental process just happens to include a lot of suffering.”


John Stuart Mill quote

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