The Aesthetic Principle

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  • The Aesthetic Principle
    • Put forward by F.R. Tennant
    • The idea that humans have a natural APPRE- CIATION for things concidered to be ' beautiful' - no other species responds in the same way
    • E.G. Humans ability to appreciate art, music, poetry and literature
    • As this appreciation isn't essential for development of life, Tennant asked why humans have it?
    • Tennant's response that it is therefore evidence of design and a designer
      • God wanted his creation to enjoy living within the world and so he designed it and humans to enable them to achieve this.

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