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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 15686
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   Evil in the Fine-Tuned World
  Author(s):  Ebrahim Azadegan
  Status:   Published
  Journal: The Heythrop journal
  Year:  2019
  Pages:   1-10
  Supported by:  IPM
If the world has been fine-tuned for human life, why does that life encompass such calamity and suffering? It seems that in so far as we are impressed by the fine-tuning intuition that the world has been designed for human life, the problem of natural evil gains in urgency. I propose that observing the world from the anthropic point of view is the source of theists' challenge which arises from this tension. Dealing with this challenge I suggest perhaps the world is fine-tuned for God's telos, which may be His manifestation of love through sentient beings' pains and emotions.

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