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The Best of all Possible Worlds

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Abstract

It has been argued that an all-perfect creator must create the best possible world, and that he did precisely this in creating this world. Leibniz’s name is that most commonly associated with this view, Leibniz commonly being interpreted as offering as solutions both to the traditional problem of evil concerning the existence of any evil, and to the problem concerning the actual evil which occurs, the contention that this is the best of all possible worlds, and hence that God has done all that he could do. Evil, and the actual evil to be found in the world, therefore constitute no problem according to Leibniz.

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Human Person Great Good Good World Human Situation Real Grasp 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1974

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