1.1 the belief that everything was created at for a good purpose
1.2 Nature is created perfect
1.2.1 Clearly seen in Pope's essay
2 Leibiz's Theodicty
2.1 Justification of Imperfections in our world
2.1.1 How did evil come into this world?
184.108.40.206 God's creations are not wise/powerful
2.2 Religion cannot contradict philosophy
2.2.1 Faith cannot contradict reason
220.127.116.11 God cannot contradict himself
3 "Whatever is, is right"
3.1 Demonstrates that pope believes that whatever exist has some form of truth in it
4 Target of Pope's Satire
4.1.1 Also against those that who attempted to use rationality to disprove god
5.1 the belief that in observation and reason of the natural world exists
sufficient proof that God is Real
5.2 accompanied with the rejection of revelation and authority as a source of religious knowledge
6 Argument from design
6.1 This suggests that God designed the world in such a way that it included the possibility of evil, but that if rightly
perceived, we would understand that all of it works together for a greater good.
7 The Problem of Evil
7.1 How can we reconcile the existence of evil with God?
7.1.1 God created imperfect beings who can make mistakes
8 Great Chain of Being
8.1 Derived from Plato and Aristote
8.2 Religious hierarchical system
8.3.1 Angels and Demons
18.104.22.168 Stars and Moon
22.214.171.124.1 Kings, Princes, Nobles, and Men
126.96.36.199.1.1 Wild Animals and Domesticated Animals
188.8.131.52.1.1.1 Trees and Plants
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Stones, Metals, and Minerals
9 What methods does Pope use in his satire?
9.1 He does not actively attack the pompousness of British aristocracy in his time, he just makes it easy to
see how ridiculous the aristocrats were