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
Does Evil Disprove God?
Big Questions in Free Will
Does God’s Knowledge Quash Free Will?