This paper first appeared in Philo 8 (2005): 22-36. It was subsequently reprinted as Chapter 13
of Wainwright, W. [Ed.] (2010) Philosophy of Religion: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, New York: Routledge, pp. 238-253.
In the central chapter of Can God Be Free?, William Rowe offers what amounts to an a priori argument for atheism. In what follows, I first clarify this argument, and I then defend it against recent criticisms due to William Hasker. Next, however, I outline four ways in which theists might plausibly reply to Rowe's argument.