|Philosophy 102: Introduction to
Ethics and Philosophical Ethics
ETHICS TEST CONTENTS
John Hick, "No, God Can Allow Some
1. __________According to Hick, the most powerful
objection to the belief in God is the problem of evil.
2. __________The Christian Science solution to the problem of evil is to say that evil is
just an illusion of the human mind.
3. __________Some philosophers, the Personalists and John Stuart Mill, for example,
believe that God is finite and does the best that He can. Even so, He cannot stop all
4. __________Augustine believed that basically
the universe is bad, and we must try to bring it back to God by doing good.
5. __________Nonmoral evil is defined by Hick as
wickedness, and moral evil is defined by Hick as suffering or pain.
6. __________Theodicy is the attempt to account for why God created a universe with no
evil in it.
7. __________Hick's solution to the problem of evil is to point out that the world is a
place of soul-making, and such a place could not exist in a hedonistic paradise.
8. __________Hick points out that a perfect world
is not possible for people to live in because present ethical concepts would have no
meaning in it.
9. __________The basic answer to the problem of evil as given by Hick is called a negative
10. __________Hick believes that there is a future good (after we die) that justifies all
of the evil in the world.