Asha Lancaster-Thomas

Asha Lancaster-Thomas

Department of Philosophy
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD title: The Evil-God Hypothesis 
Supervisor: Yujin Nagasawa
PhD Philosophy


My research focuses on the evil-god challenge developed by Stephen Law (2010), who argues that if an evil god is just as likely as a good god, there is no good reason to accept one over the other, since the two are alethically equivalent. I apply the evil-god challenge to traditional arguments for the existence of God and propose responses to critics who argue that the notion of an evil-god is incoherent. I aim to defend the evil-god challenge against its opponents and demonstrate its strength as a challenge to any type of theism that advocates a god that has the qualities of perfect goodness or righteousness.

Law, S. (2010). The Evil-God Challenge. Religious Studies 46 (3), pp. 353-373.