Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Christia Mercer (Columbia University)

Fri, October 7, 2011 | WAG 316

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

"Leibniz and Spinoza on Epistemological Evil”


If God is everywhere, then why the divine nature so hard to see? The tension between God’s ubiquity and these limitations seems a serious problem. This lecture articulates this epistemological problem of evil, presents some of the smartest historical responses to it, and compares the solutions offered by Leibniz and Spinoza.

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