An Atheistic Argument from Ugliness

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (1):209-217 (2015)
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Abstract

The theistic argument from beauty has what we call an 'evil twin', the argument from ugliness. The argument yields either what we call 'atheist win', or, when faced with aesthetic theodicies, 'agnostic tie' with the argument from beauty.

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Scott Aikin
Vanderbilt University
Nicholaos Jones
University of Alabama, Huntsville

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