Some people have suggested that evil exists in the world because its existence is necessary to bring about the “greatest amount of good.” What is Hospers’ criticism of this line of reasoning?

Hospers claims that ‘developing virtues is not an accuse of permitting disasters.’ It means that ‘moral urgency’ and ‘virtue-building,’ which can be developed by creating barriers and difficulties for people, can not be achieved by doing evil to them because this will ruin every meaning of virtue and morality.

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