The problem of evil
In the course of this paper, I will try to solve the problem of evil. Specifically, I will address one of the "Further Questions" at the end of Robert Merrihew Adams's article, Must God Create the Best on page 327 of our textbook, The Experience of Philosophy. The question is this:
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The problem of evil is often stated in some way such as this: If there were an all-powerful being, then that being could prevent evil. If there were a being who was perfectly good, that being would prevent evil if that being could. Evil exists. Therefore, no being is all-powerful and perfectly good. Has Adams answered this argument? Explain.