This video is part one of my series on Peter van Inwagen’s book, The Problem of Evil.
0:37 Some Definitions
1:33 The Global Argument from Evil
1:59 What is a Defense?
4:18 The Free Will Defense
5:17 Free Will vs. Determinism
7:19 Are Free Will & Determinism Compatible?
9:02 Free Will Defense Narrative Reading
17:42 Natural Evil
If you’re interested in exploring these ideas further, here are some other of van Inwagen’s relevant works:
Three Essays on the Problem of Evil:
The Magnitude, Duration, and Distribution of Evil: A Theodicy
The Place of Chance in a World Sustained by God
The Problem of Evil, the Problem of Air, and the Problem of Silence