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Philo

Volume 16, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2013

Ben Cordry
Pages 153-169
DOI: 10.5840/Philo201316211

The Argument from Unjust Hiddennesss

In this article, I argue that if God existed as an absolute, cosmic sovereign, there would be a right to know this, which God would fulfill either by giving people such knowledge or positioning them so that they can achieve it. I then argue that there are many cases of different types in which this right, were it to exist, would be unfulfilled. Therefore, there is no God in this sense. While I focus on the right to know, my argument generalizes that no being or force oversees the world in such a way as to ensure the achievability of spiritual fulfillment.

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