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This chapter argues that for Swinburne the crucial claim is that there are no genuine evils, for Ward that God created an independent world, for Griffin that God cannot coerce, and for Hygen it is that God's power is a fighting power. Griffin claims that the belief that there are genuine evils is a hard-core commonsense notion; all presuppose it, and if they deny it they contradict themselves. The chapter describes counter-argument about evils and the weighing good against evil. It focuses on four elements in Swinburne's main claim that there are no genuine evils: that all evils lead to greater goods; that God has the right to allow the evils; that the evils are the only way to reach the goods they make possible; and that the value of the goods outweighs the evils.

Keywords: genuine evils; God; Griffin; Swinburne



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