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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2016, 51

Author: David Ezequiel Téllez Maqueo

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México Téllez Maqueo, David Ezequiel The Justification of the Presence of Evil in the World from Augustine’s Aesthetics Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
51, 2016, pp.
191-226 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Disponible en: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323047487008 Cómo citar el artículo Número completo Más información del artículo Página de la revista en redalyc.org Sistema de Información Científica Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Proyecto académico sin fines de lucro, desarrollado bajo la iniciativa de acceso abierto The Justification of the Presence of Evil in the World from Augustine’s Aesthetics David Ezequiel Téllez Maqueo Universidad Panamericana, Ciudad de México detellez@gmail.com Abstract The possibility of a philosophical reconciliation between God as an absolute principle of goodness and evil in the present reality through its various manifestations (poverty, war, disease, ignorance, etc.), has been a constant concern in the History of Western thought.
If God exists, how can it be that there is evil in the world? To give a satisfactory rational response, different answers have been proposed.
But Augustine of Hippo represents one of the first dominant responses of Western History so that the knowledge of his position concerning this issue is worthy of further analysis.
Thus, the aim of these lines is threefold: (1) to define which is the aesthetic solution of Augustine to the problem of evil, (2) to point out some-well known critiques to his position in the twentieth century, (3) to remark that the Augustinian solution, being not utterly satisfactory, can still be the basis for a theodicy that is able to armonize the existence of God and Evil in the world, having previously assessed the different positions made by his critics. Keywords: evil, Augustinian philosoph...





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