"The Problem of Evil and Some Varieties of Atheism" Discussion Questions

William L. Rowe
  1. Explain the atheist’s argument based on evil. What are its two premises? How does Rowe support each of these premises? Do you agree with him about this?
  2. Rowe considers three possible responses that the theist might give to the atheist’s argument based on evil. How do these responses work? Why does Rowe think that the indirect attack is the best response? Do you agree?
  3. First, explain the G.E. Moore shift in the context of skeptical arguments, in which Moore employed it, and then explain how Rowe thinks it applies for the theist. Do you think this is a good strategy? Why or why not?
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