John Mackie's Argument
A Level: Edexcel • WJEC
A detailed investigation into John Mackie's famous presentation of the logical problem of evil, including how it works, and why it's convincing. This lesson provides a brief biography of John Mackie, and covers the text of Evil and Omnipotence. This includes discussion of the inconsistent triad, which he used to support his claim that God cannot be both omnibenevolent and omnipotent. There is bonus material at the end of the lesson on its solutions.