Higher-Order Problems of Evil

Trent’s interesting post about evil and hiddenness has reminded me of the following draft that I wrote some time ago: — The problem of evil challenges theism by raising the following question: if God is omnipotent and omnibenevolent, why is there evil in the actual world? Theists have proposed many responses to the problem, such…

Baylor – Georgetown – Notre Dame conference 2014

The 2014 Baylor/Georgetown/Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference will be held at Georgetown University October 9 through October 11.  All sessions will be held in New North 204.  Below is the schedule.  Please contact Mark Murphy (mark.murphy@georgetown.edu) if you plan to attend.  Please also let him know if you need conference hotel information.  And if…

A Simple Question on the Consequence Argument

Here’s a fairly simple question about the consequence argument. Still, I think it is an interesting question that focuses on the conditionals in the argument. The rule α is not interestingly in doubt, but I assume both α and β. Let P* be  proposition describing a time slice of the universe at some point a billion years…

CFP for Conference on the Nature of Faith, Nov. 13-16, 2014

Announcing a call for papers for a conference at the Chase Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO, November 13-16, 2014. Those selected will have expenses paid for the conference. Titles and abstracts are required at this point to be considered, though full drafts would be helpful as well. Send material to jonathan_kvanvig@baylor.edu. The conference is…

Call for Papers-Logos 2015: Religious Experience

May 7-9, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame Religious experience is central to religious faith and practice. It often serves as evidence for belief; it contributes to the development of doctrine; and it, or the desire for it, is often a major motivator for church attendance, meditation, commitment to spiritual disciplines, and other religious…

CFP: BSPR 2015 Conference – Divine Hiddenness

The BSPR’s Eleventh Conference: Divine Hiddenness Oriel College, Oxford, Thursday 12th through Sunday 13th September Saturday 12th will focus on the legacy of Richard Swinburne in honour of his 80th birthday. Keynote Speakers: Richard Swinburne (Oxford), Stephen R. L. Clark (Liverpool), Sarah Coakley (Cambridge), Trent Dougherty (Baylor) Call for Papers: The problem of the “Hiddenness…