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Evolution and the problem of natural evil

Author: Michael Anthony Corey
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000.
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Corey, Michael Anthony, 1957-
Evolution and the problem of natural evil.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000
(OCoLC)988770370
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Anthony Corey
ISBN: 0761818111 9780761818113 076181812X 9780761818120
OCLC Number: 45024517
Description: x, 367 pages ; 24 cm
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 --
Biblical View --
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.
Responsibility: Michael A. Corey.

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