Lesson 7: Assignments and Readings
New Essays in Philosophical Theology, pp. 96-108 (sec. VI) Flew, Hare, Mitchell, Flew (reply)
In his reply to Basil Mitchell, Flew argues that the kinds of evidence Mitchell appeals to as confirming or disconfirming theism do not in fact do so, given theistic claims about the divine attributes (omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so on). Explain Flew's objection, and suggest how Mitchell might respond to it.