Key characteristics of the problem of evil by different philosophers.

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mackie
Gods qualities are incompatible. No solution which maintains Gods attributes. The problem has logical and evidential forms.
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Augustine
Free will, which is good in itself, is impossible without some evil in the world.
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Plantinga
No possible world where God is actualised If creatures are morally free. Morally free creatures have transworld depravity.
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Hick
Suffering is necessary for character development. Without evil there would be no purpose to life and no development of virtue.
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Can God be aware of evil in the world?
If yes then he doesn't live up to the qualities and attributes that he has therefore, he isn't God. If no then he also doesn't have the needed attributes.
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Free will, which is good in itself, is impossible without some evil in the world.

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Augustine

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No possible world where God is actualised If creatures are morally free. Morally free creatures have transworld depravity.

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Suffering is necessary for character development. Without evil there would be no purpose to life and no development of virtue.

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If yes then he doesn't live up to the qualities and attributes that he has therefore, he isn't God. If no then he also doesn't have the needed attributes.

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