, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 87–93 | Cite as

Second thoughts on the alleged failure of free will theodicies

  • Nick Trakakis


In this paper I further the discussion on the adequacy of free will theodicies initiated by Joel Tierno. Tierno’s principal claim is that free will theodicies fail to account for the wide distribution of moral evil. I attempt to show that, even if Tierno need not rely on a compatibilist conception of free will in order to substantiate the aforementioned claim, there remains good reason to think that free will theodicies are not explanatorily inadequate in the way suggested by Tierno.


Wide Distribution Adequate Explanation Human Freedom Negligible Probability Moral Evil 
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© Springer SBM B.V. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Trakakis
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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