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Evolution and the Problem of Natural Evil

Michael A. Corey
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2000.
Language
English
ISBN
0761818111 (alk. paper), 076181812X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Evolution and Evil
  • Historical Background
  • Chapter 2 Empirical Support for Theistic Evolution 5
  • Lamarckism
  • Empirical Support for Neo-Lamarckism
  • Neo-Lamarckism and the Immune System
  • Genomic Stress and Extinction
  • Homeotic Genes
  • Introns and Evolution
  • Goldschmidt's "Hopeful Monster"
  • Polyploidy
  • Evolutionary Genes and the Origin of Species
  • Denton's Bid for Directed Evolution
  • Not by Chance
  • Self-Organization and the Rise of Species
  • Autoevolutionism
  • Molecular Drive and Concerted Evolution
  • Genetically Driven Evolution
  • Explanatory Power of Masking Theory
  • Opportunism and Directed Evolution
  • Randomness and the Mutational Process
  • Three Types of Muations
  • Role of Randomness in the Mutational Process
  • Randomness and Self-Organization
  • Holism and Directed Evolution
  • Chapter 3 Charles Darwin and the Problem of Natural Evil 75
  • Chapter 4 Moderate Anthropocentrism 85
  • Chapter 5 Necessity of Evolution 93
  • Validity of the Evolutionary Paradigm
  • Human Nature and the Developmental Process
  • Principle of Existential Ownership
  • Human Development and Process Thought
  • "Data Disks" and the Human Mind
  • Sanctity of Human Memory
  • Primacy of the Developmental Process
  • Character of the Human Developmental Process
  • Link Between Evolution and Human Development
  • Unbroken Wholeness
  • Biblical View
  • Chapter 6 Philosophical Theology and Theistic Evolution 131
  • God is Natural
  • Can God Act Acausally?
  • Divine Delegation
  • Theistic Evolution and Modern Science
  • Creation Ex Nihilo
  • Theistic Essentialism and Process Thought
  • Theistic Naturalism vs. Supernatural Naturalism
  • More Plausible View
  • William Paley and the Theistic Evolutionist's Position
  • God and Time
  • Chapter 7 Evolution, Evil, and the Divine Goodness 151
  • Evolution and the Epistemic Distance Stipulation
  • Animal Suffering
  • Ichneumons
  • Evolutionary Waste and Intelligent Design
  • Does the End Justify the Means?
  • Chapter 8 Evolution and the Nature of the Miraculous 167
  • Chapter 9 Problem of Evil 175
  • Philosophical Statement of the Problem
  • Irenaean vs. Augustinian Theodicies
  • An Appropriate Reference Point
  • Chapter 10 Essentialism and the Theodicy Question 191
  • A Critique of Essentialism
  • Hidden Nature of the Essentialist's Position
  • Quest for Ultimate Explanation
  • Freedom and Human Nature
  • Existentialism and Human Self-Assembly
  • Is the Infant's Brain a Tabla Rasa?
  • First-Hand Nature of Human Development
  • Price of Freedom
  • Evil, Freedom, and the Image of God
  • Evidence for the Semi-Divine Status of Humanity
  • Chapter 11 Anatomy of Moral Evil 217
  • Intra-Human Origin of Moral Evil
  • Link Between Mental Illness and Moral Evil
  • Prevention of Moral Evil
  • Role of Sin
  • Shadow
  • Dysteleological Evil, the Cross, and Human Growth
  • Chapter 12 Evil and Modern Religious Philosophy 247
  • Apparent vs. Genuine Evil
  • Justifiability of Putative Dysteleological Evil
  • Developmentally Extended Free Will Defense
  • Transworld Depravity and Human Development
  • Entelechy and Evil
  • Evil as Non-Being
  • Barth's das Nichtige
  • Omnipotence and Evil
  • Freedom and the Possibility of Divine Intervention
  • An Infinitely Difficult Goal?
  • Evil and the Afterlife
  • Chapter 13 A Theodicy for Natural Evils 281
  • Natural Evil and Soul-Making
  • Nature and the Human Developmental Process
  • Human Essence as a Structural Template
  • "Fundamental Constants" of the Human Essence
  • Role of Time
  • Human Character and the Earth's Geological Structure
  • Inconspicuous Nature of this Contrivance
  • Spiritual Growth and the Survival of the Fittest
  • Evil and the Behavioral Incentive to Grow
  • Evil and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Path of Least Resistance
  • Archetypal Nature of Natural Evils
  • Animals as Archetypal Symbols
  • Instructional Role of Natural Evil
  • Body and Evil
  • Cancer and Neurosis
  • Fragility of the Human Body
  • Death and Human Development
  • Need for Pathogenic Microorganisms
  • Need for Mind-Altering Substances
  • Privation/Satiation Biological Cycle
  • Need for Physical Limitations
  • Natural Evil and the Process Position
  • Freedom and the Great Chain of Behavioral Choices
  • Dialectical Balance in Nature and Human Life
  • Likelihood of this Scenario
  • Relation to Hick's Theodicy
  • Necessity, Spiritual Growth, and Natural Evil
  • Why is Natural Evil a Problem to be Solved?
  • A Justifiable Means?
  • Problem of Good
  • God of Evolution.
Description
x, 367 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-359) and index.
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