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2008 | 36 | 4 | 65-84
Article title

WILLIAMA ROWE'S BAYESIAN ARGUMENT FROM EVIL AGAINST THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. ANALYSIS AND ASSESSEMENT (Williama Rowe'a bayesianski argument ze zla przeciwko istnieniu Boga)

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Abstracts
EN
The aim of this article is to present the Bayesian formulation of the argument from evil for atheism in the context of the contemporary debate on Rowe's initial inductive formulation of the argument. At first the author presents the key premises and the basic elements of the Bayesian formulation (esp. Bayes' theorem, the notion of epistemic probability, etc.). Then he discusses the most important challenges to Rowe's claims, both weak and strong. The main problem with the Bayesian formulation of the argument is that it does not accomplish what it was intended for: it fails to avoid the confrontation with skeptical theism. The latter has to be refuted in order to save Rowe's argument (no matter which formulation we take into account, the inductive or the Bayesian). It seems that the debate about Rowe's evidential argument from evil has reached a deadlock - more and more analytic philosophers of religion claim we should return to the logical formulation of the problem of evil.
Year
Volume
36
Issue
4
Pages
65-84
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Krzysztof Hubaczek, Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Instytut Filozofii, ul.Krakowska 61/69, 71-017 Szczecin, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA055713
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.0631b014-8990-382f-bbb3-044077819648
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