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Limited Intervention and Moral Kindergartens

Publication ,  Journal Article
Lim, D
Published in: Religions
August 1, 2022

Recently, William Hasker and Cheryl Chen have argued that James Sterba’s argument for the non-existence of God based on the existence of horrendous evil consequences fails. Hasker, among other things, contends that eliminating horrendous evil consequences will result in a moral kindergarten. It is unclear, however, whether the elimination of horrendous evil consequences will result in a moral kindergarten. Moreover, if Hasker is right, then it may be that most people in the actual world live in a moral kindergarten. Chen argues that eliminating horrendous evil consequences may lead to a morally worse world. While Chen is ultimately right about this, it is not fatal to the basic intuition at the heart of Sterba’s argument.

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Religions

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2077-1444

Publication Date

August 1, 2022

Volume

13

Issue

8

Related Subject Headings

  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
 

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Lim, D. (2022). Limited Intervention and Moral Kindergartens. Religions, 13(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13080729
Lim, D. “Limited Intervention and Moral Kindergartens.” Religions 13, no. 8 (August 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13080729.
Lim D. Limited Intervention and Moral Kindergartens. Religions. 2022 Aug 1;13(8).
Lim, D. “Limited Intervention and Moral Kindergartens.” Religions, vol. 13, no. 8, Aug. 2022. Scopus, doi:10.3390/rel13080729.
Lim D. Limited Intervention and Moral Kindergartens. Religions. 2022 Aug 1;13(8).

Published In

Religions

DOI

EISSN

2077-1444

Publication Date

August 1, 2022

Volume

13

Issue

8

Related Subject Headings

  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies