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The Logical Paradox of a Good God

How an ancient argument remains a trip hazard for theists.

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This is a paradox dating back to Plato which reemerged in the writings of the eminent 20th-century philosopher Bertrand Russell, who lived and wrote for much of his life in exactly the same town in which I am currently living and writing: Cambridge, England.




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Rory Cockshaw

Rory Cockshaw

I write about science, philosophy, and society. Occasionally whatever else takes my fancy. Student @ University of Cambridge, Yale Bioethics alum.

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