Religious Studies



Why an unsurpassable being cannot create a surpassable world


JESSE R. STEINBERG a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara, 5631 South Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93116

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Abstract

Daniel and Frances Howard-Snyder suggest that it is possible for an omnipotent being, Jove, to create randomly a world from a continuum of ever more perfect possible worlds. They then go on to argue that Jove could be characterized as morally unsurpassable despite creating a surpassable world. I raise a number of problems for the view that Jove could be characterized as morally unsurpassable when he creates (randomly or not) a surpassable world.