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PHIL 1200 Lecture 15: Lecture 15
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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1200
Professor
David R.Hampton
Semester
Summer

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o78R Why is it impossible to achieve good without strive The universe is better with some evil in it Pain brings out the best of human qualities Bringing a greater good Maximize happiness not having a perfect life, but a challenging/rewarding life Theodicy = the existence of evil is compatible with existence of omnipotent and benevolent God Pain and adversity bring out best human qualities and a higher human good Would not be possible without evil Objection: same challenges that bring forth the best in us also bring forth the worst Courage, compassion, benevolence arefoundless than cowardice, indifference and malevolence Who does god allow these evils if God is all powerful and all good According to this view, God has provided all people with the ability to overcome the hardships they face and maximize the higher good they enjoy The fact
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