Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy

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Skeptical Theism to the Rescue

Professor Dr. James Sterba

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Time: 18:15-20:00
Location: F-114, Unitobler
As a part of the PLEP Talk lectures, Professor James Sterba (University of Notre Dame)will deliver a lecture entitled, "Skeptical Theism to the Rescue"

Abstract for the talk: Skeptical theists hold that we should be skeptical about our ability to know the reasons that God would have for permitting evil, at least in particular cases. However, in this talk, I will argue that once skeptical theists are led to take into account actions that are wrong in themselves, as they must, they cannot escape the conclusion that there is a logical contradiction between the existence of an all good, all powerful God and the degree and amount of moral evil in our world.

"Hinterfragt" - The ethics podcast

Most Recent Episode | December 2016

Friederike Schmitz: Animal Ethics and Animal Politics

Should we refrain from eating animals? How can the relationship between humankind and animal be made more equitable? A talk with Friederike Schmitz, Postfoc at the research center for Political Theory and Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin

Upcoming Compact Course AS2016


Prof. Debra Satz (Stanford University)

"The Moral Limits of Markets"

11 - 15 September 2017

The course on KSL.