"Anti-theodicy" and Antitheodicies

The article reviews different antitheodicies in response to Toby Betenson's article "Anti-Theodicy". Antitheodicies involve rejecting the position that God or meaning exist only, if evils have justifying morally sufficient reasons. The article builds on Betenson's division into m...

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Published in:European journal for philosophy of religion
Main Author: Snellman, Lauri
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham [2019]
In:European journal for philosophy of religion
Year: 2019, Volume: 11, Issue: 1, Pages: 201-211
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Theodicy / Rejection of
Further subjects:B Betenson
B philosophical methodology
B Toby
B antitheodicy
B problem of evil
B Metaphysics
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Summary:The article reviews different antitheodicies in response to Toby Betenson's article "Anti-Theodicy". Antitheodicies involve rejecting the position that God or meaning exist only, if evils have justifying morally sufficient reasons. The article builds on Betenson's division into moral and conceptual antitheodicies and his characterization of antitheodicies as a metacritique of the problem of evil. Moral antitheodicies are problematic, as they do not address the key conceptual issues and might end up in question-begging or moralism. Dissolving the problem of evil requires a conceptual antitheodicy that exposes its presuppositions as speculative metaphysics. Religious conceptual antitheodicies help to focus on different ways of sense-making that do not fall into theodicism.
Reference:Kritik in "In Defence of Moralising Anti-Theodicy (2019)"
Contains:Enthalten in: European journal for philosophy of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.24204/ejpr.v11i1.2579