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Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion

The Problem of Animal Pain

A Theodicy For All Creatures Great And Small

Authors: Dougherty, T.

Editors: Nagasawa, Y., Wielenberg, E. (Eds.)

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Animal suffering constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to rational belief in the existence of God. Considerations that render human suffering theologically intelligible seem inapplicable to animal suffering. In this book, Dougherty defends radical possibilities for animal afterlife that allow a soul-making theodicy to apply to their case.

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Yujin Nagasawa is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director of the John Hick Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments (2008). He received the Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008.

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“The soul-making position that Dougherty defends here is interesting, subtle, and bold. It represents the first serious and sustained defense of a position that, as I noted, most have written off in a sentence or two. I suspect that this book represents the beginning of a trajectory of scholarship defending soul making theodicies for animal pain and as a result is an important text for philosophers interested in the topic to read with care.” (Michael J. Murray, International Journal of the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 78, 2015)


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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Problem of Animal Pain
Book Subtitle
A Theodicy For All Creatures Great And Small
Authors
Editors
  • Y. Nagasawa
  • E. Wielenberg
Series Title
Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44317-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137443175
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36848-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34995-1
Series ISSN
2634-6176
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 197
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