The author revisits the cast of characters of his well-known Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God. Does evil in the world present a problem to those who believe in the perfection of God? What is the nature of human evil? Can fully rational actions be intentionally evil? Gretchen Weirob and her friends tackle these questions and more in a dialogue that exemplifies the subtleties and intricacies of philosophical reflection. Once again, Perry's ability to get to the heart of matters combines with his mastery of the dialogue form.
John Perry is H. W. Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University.