Title: Atheism, Radical Evil, and Kant
Authors: Vanden Auweele, Dennis # ×
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Philosophy Documentation Center
Series Title: Philosophy & Theology vol:22 issue:1-2 pages:155-176
Abstract: This paper investigates the link between (radical) evil and the existence of God. Arguing with contemporary atheist thinkers, such as Richard Dawkins and Victor Stenger, I hold that one can take the existence of evil as a sign of the existence of God rather than its opposite. The work of Immanuel Kant, especially his thought on evil, is a fertile source to enliven this intuition. Kant implicitly seems to argue that because man is unable to overcome evil by himself, there is a need for God to bridge the gap. Si Deus est, unde malum? Si malum est, Deus est!
ISSN: 0890-2461
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
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