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PHIL 1200 Lecture 9: Lecture 9

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PHIL 1200
David R.Hampton

o982 When it comes to dealing with these miseries, science cannot help Only religion can This is why people accept it One possible reason to this bleak view of the world and our place in it is offered by Leibniz Denies that the world is bad and claims it is the best possible To Lebniz’s view, Demea responds o Scarcity of food, fear, weakness and distress o Accompany all beings In the case of human beings there is superstition, anxiety, fear of death o Social miseries, injustices, violence war Disorders that affect one’s mind and body, diseases All these miseries mix with the little pleasure that one might find in life Making it impossible to enjoy any moment of life What should the conclusion from tis enumeration of miseries be According to the skeptic That if God has created such an imperfect world, God cannot be
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