Volume 90, Issue 1, January 2013
Philosophy of Religion
The Limitations of Pure Skeptical Theism
Michael Bergmann argues directly from our ignorance about actual and merely possible goods and evils and the broadly logical relations that hold between
them to the conclusion that “noseeum” arguments from evil against theism like William L. Rowe’s are unsuccessful. I critically discuss Bergmann’s argument in the first part of this paper. Bergmann also suggests that our ignorance about value and modality undermines the Humean argument from evil against theism that I defended in a 1989 paper. I explain in the second part of this paper why this suggestion is false.