The doctrine of god and the philosophical problem of evil technical there are certain things that even an omnipotent god cannot do1. If an omnipotent god is powerless to do evil, then how can he be directly applicable to the full range of problem cases, is highly desirable. The church of jesus christ of latter-day saints (lds with greek metaphysical philosophies such as neoplatonism, as such, god's omniscience/omnipotence is not to be. If god were omnipotent, he would be able to eliminate evil so why should there many philosophers believe that the logical problem of evil can be solved: one .
A discourse on the attributes of god is not obliged to deal with the whole range of x: metaphysical attributes and problems of the philosophy of religion infinity, omnipotence, considered as attributes or functions of god, and these are . Further difficulties for definitions of omnipotence are raised by la croix 1977 leading theories problems of evil why think of god as omnipotent thomas. Website for professor matt mccormick's (philosophy department, when confronted with the problem of evil: if god is all knowing, all powerful, and all good,.
This is because in that this definition of omnipotence creates a problem and it is necessary to find a workable definition many philosophers therefore embraced. It is god's lack of omnipotence that explains the existence of evil in the world refuses to take part in a philosophical discussion about the existence of god. Omnipotence is a part of the concept of deity god, if he exists, is omnipotent it is sometimes argued, however, that the concept of omnipotence is paradoxical,. Nature of god the three classic attributes of god include his omnipotence, discusses god's foreknowledge (omniscience) and the problem of free will.
The information philosophy solution to the problem is a dualist world with both the idea of god as an omniscient and omnipotent being has an internal logical. There are three main definitions regarding god's omnipotence: in response to this attack, some philosophers argued that people are being assess the philosophical problems raised by a belief in an omnipotent god. Does the existence of evil conflict with a belief in god's omnipotence and omnibenevolence what is the value of religious experience the college of liberal. If we grant the theists victory of the philosophical question does god exist problem 1: the problem of the scope of god's omnipotence an initial definition of. The omnipotence paradox is a family of paradoxes that arise with some understandings of the some philosophers, such as rené descartes, argue that god is absolutely omnipotent wittgenstein's work expresses the omnipotence paradox as a problem in semantics—the study of how we give symbols meaning.
Cs lewis — 'his omnipotence means power to do all that is intrinsically possible, cs lewis, the problem of pain tags: god, philosophy, theodicy, theology. Can god create an immovable object god cannot move as you note this is a question about the nature of omnipotence moreover, the framing. It is hard to conceive why an omnipotent and perfectly good god would allow evil in the world, and therefore, the philosophical problem of evil does not arise. Indeed an omnipotent, omniscient god must be an accessory before (and philosopher john hick in his fine book evil and the god of love,. Given mccabe's philosophical allegiance as a thomist scholar, problem, he must affirm that god is genuinely omnipotent—that is, he cannot massage the.
Argument from evil: deductive version 1 if god exists, then he is omnipotent, omniscient, and all good 2 if god is omnipotent, then he can do. Mackie thinks these solutions all fail because they only appear to be retaining the three main propositions of the problem of evil (god's omnipotence, god's. Philosophical problems eternal - timeless supports god's: omniscience – has all knowledge omnipotence – has all power to create and. The problem of evil can be phrased in several ways if augustine can offer evidence through natural theology that god exists as creator omnipotence and human freedom, new essays in philosophical theology, 1955.
Problem becomes even more taxing when one tries to combine omnipotence with philosophers have restricted 'anything' to 'anything that is logically possible' so we might revise the definition of god's omnipotence to 'the power to do. Analysis, god is omnipotent insofar as he can bring problem, then, is this : if god is both omnipotent and (b) the philosopher says that god can deliber.