Augustine writes about the problem of evil and describes evil as the absence of good.


Augustinian Philosophy

Part 4

IV. The Problem of Evil

A. Refutation of Dualism (C.S. Lewis)

1. How do you know which god is the good god?

2. There must be a higher standard by which we judge.

3. The higher standard must be good, because all evil is a corruption of some higher good.

4. You cannot have two gods; God must be the only standard.

B. Evil is the absence of good.

C. "The Free Will Defense"