Hell, Vagueness, and Justice: A Reply to Sider, Trent Dougherty & Ted Poston

Short, philosophical article that includes some rather interesting thought experiments against Sider’s vagueness argument against the traditional hell.


Ted Sider’s paper “Hell and Vagueness” challenges a certain conception of Hell by arguing that it is inconsistent with God’s justice. Sider’s inconsistency argument works only when supplemented by additional premises. Key to Sider’s case is a premise that the properties upon which eternal destinies supervene are “a smear,” i.e., they are distributed continuously among individuals in the world. We question this premise and provide reasons to doubt it.

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