Mackie, was an australian philosopher, originally from sydneyhe made significant contributions to the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language, and is perhaps best known for an analysis of evil in evil and omnipotence by jl mackie his views on meta-ethics, especially his defence of. J l mackie jump to navigation jump to search concerning religion, in 1955 he published one of his evil and omnipotence, summarizing his view that the simultaneous existence of evil and an all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good god was positively irrational. Religious language religious language as a topic has a number of subdivisions (see roadmap) and ranges across a number of issues read more october 29, 2012 by admin2015 article: jl mackie evil and omnipotence click here for john mackie’s 1955 article evil and omnipotence if you want notes on mackie’s article to guide you through.
Evil and omnipotence by j l mackie university of sydney the traditional arguments for the existence of god have been fairly thoroughly criticised by philosophers. The problem of evil is not solved because it makes us question gods omnipotence as well as the meaning of omnipotent the quote supports the authors conclusion by giving one of the possible solutions to the problem of evil that does not work because it challenges gods omnipotence. The challenges of religion in jl mackie's article evil and omnipotence pages 2 words 1,092 view full essay more essays like this: religion, jl mackie, evil and omnipotence not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed - jenna kraig, student @ ucla wow most helpful essay. Summary of a level religious studies anthology issue 2 changes jl mackie ‘evil and omnipotence’ (1977) taken from: the philosophy of religion, edited by b mitchell (oxford, oup, 1977), chapter v, evil and omnipotence, pp 92–104 the traditional argument s for the existence of god have been fairly thoroughly.
The author interacts primarily with the logical problem of evil as expounded by j l mackie in his famous article, evil and omnipotence the author explains one of the most well-known response to mackie's version of the logical problem of evil, the free-will defense by alvin plantinga. Mackie in his paper evil and omnipotence, constructs an argument against the idea of the possibility of a god existing that has the characteristics laid out by the main religions: christianity, islam, and judaism. J l mackie, in his now classic article evil and omnipotence, argued that human freedom is consistent with human perfection, and that god should have opted for both mackie reminds us that human misconduct is a contingent matter -- we can choose to do good or evil, with both alternatives being possible.
Omnipotence omnipotence is the property of being all-powerful it is one of the traditional divine attributes in western conceptions of godthis notion of an all-powerful being is often claimed to be incoherent because a being who has the power to do anything would, for instance, have the power to draw a round square. Counter-argument towards j l mackie’s evil and omnipotence in “evil and omnipotence” j l mackie argues that god does not exist because of his idea of the 3-0-god which states that god has to be omniscient, omnipotent and omni-benevolent to fulfill the properties of a true god. Having found a nicely typed list of all the books and articles read during the first semester of the 1973/74 school year at grinnell college, i've discovered a misremembering of the readings for my first philosophy of religion course.
1 the problem of evil mackie begins the article by saying that he thinks that all the arguments for god’s the view that this is a limitation on god’s omnipotence the reply that omnipotence does a second challenge to this view: the existence of evil which is not, at least apparently,. Logical problem of evil the existence of evil and suffering in our world seems to pose a serious challenge to belief in the existence of a perfect godif god were all-knowing, it seems that god would know about all of the horrible things that happen in our world. Mackie thinks these solutions all fail because they only appear to be retaining the three main propositions of the problem of evil (god's omnipotence, god's goodness, the reality of evil) he aims to show that they abandon one of these propositions in one way or another.
Mackie 1955), they are rejected by the vast majority of contempoary philosophers of religion, for two reasons first, some serious attempts have been made to demonstrate that the existence of evil and several other more specific facts about evil are logically compatible with god’s existence. 3 j l mackie, evil and omnipotence, mind, vol 64, no 254, 1955 this article has been this article has been anthologized many times including in the philosophy of religion, edited by basil mitchell (london. A-level (as and a2) religious studies revision looking at omnipotence and the attributes of god within the topic of philosophy of religion topics include strengths and objections regarding this point of view.