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Trakakis, Nick N.. (2018). Anti-theodicy. In In N. N. Trakakis (Ed.). The problem of evil: Eight views in dialogue pp. 94 - 107 Oxford University Press.
AuthorsTrakakis, Nick N.
EditorsN. N. Trakakis

First, the nature of ‘anti-theodicy’ is outlined, and some indication is provided as to how this position differs from both theodicy and skeptical theism, and how the anti-theodicy view can be supported on the basis of moral and methodological considerations. Secondly, a possible metaphysical basis for anti-theodicy is sought, and this is achieved by abandoning anthropomorphic conceptions of God in favour of alternative models of divinity that might make possible new and more fruitful perspectives on the problem of evil. The alternative model advanced here for special attention is the Absolute Idealism of F. H. Bradley. The chapter concludes by showing how the problem of evil can be answered from a Bradleian perspective.

Keywordstheodicy; anti-theodicy; idealism; F. H. Bradley; the Absolute
Page range94 - 107
Book titleThe problem of evil: Eight views in dialogue
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationOxford, United Kingdom
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Scopus EID2-s2.0-85059498977
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
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