• Does God Exist Aquinas
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    Does God Exist Since the beginning of time, man has been struggling to answer the question, how did we get here What or who was responsible for the creation of life and the cosmos It seemed natural to conclude that there must have been a higher power that created the reality known by man. However, how does one prove the existence of such a God This has been the major preoccupation of theologians and philosophers which began several hundred years before Jesus Christ, and has continued to be the s...
  • Logical Argument God Ontological Existence
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    The existence of God has been a philosophical question that has been discussed for centuries. Many theories have come about, trying to explain and prove the existence of God. From the Cosmological Argument, to the Teleological Argument, and including the Ontological Argument, all have been argued at one time or another. The main focal point of this paper will be on the Ontological Argument, its reasons, and the people that stand behind and support it. The Ontological Argument is the argument tha...
  • St Thomas Aquinas Proofs Of Gods Existance
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    St. Thomas Aquinas: Proofs of Gods existence. Aquinas says that Gods essence (feeling) is his existence. That there is no Actual need for proof of his existence. Before he actually developed his Proofs Aquinas tried to show that such proofs are not useless, since the Idea of Gods existence is not, a probable idea-that God exists. Because Of this fact he states that every man has a natural knowledge (that which he is born with. ) of God such as: he has some ideas of happiness (since he wants/ de...
  • Genetic Fallacy Origin God Ideas
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    Final Exam: 3) Critically assess the use of the charge that someone has committed the genetic fallacy. Select some representative example and use that as your foil. A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning. This differs from a factual error, which is simply being wrong about the facts. To be more specific, a fallacy is an argument in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. A Genetic Fallacy is a line of reasoning in which a perceived de...
  • God Ontological Argument
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    Many people have tried to prove through many ways that God exists. Anselm used the ontological argument, proposing that if God could be thought of and perceived, then God has to exist. At the center of the ontological argument is the idea or concept of existence. The Ontological argument is a group of different philosophers arguments for the existence of God. 'Ontological' means talking about being and so in the Philosophy case, that being is the existence or being of God. The ontological argume...
  • Living Thing God Aquinas Things
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    St. Thomas Aquinas has written several important works. Some of them are: The Disputed Questions on the Power of God, Exposition of Dionysius on the Divine Names and Disputed Questions on Spiritual Creatures. Most ofAquinas's works have been written to try to prove the existence of God. Aquinas has been a firm believer that everything had to have a creator andthe only possible solution would be something called God. It is with this idea that Aquinas's Third Way was written. In his De aeternitat...
  • Descartes Meditation Iii Circular Reasoning
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    In the "Mediations of First Philosophy" Descartes tries to prove the existence of God in the third meditation. He does this by coming up with several premises that eventually add up to a solid argument. First, I will explain why Descartes ask the question, does god exist? And why does Descartes think he needs such and argument at this point in the text. Secondly, I will explain, in detail, the arguments that Descartes makes and how he comes to the conclusion that God does exist. Next, I will de...
  • St Anselm Ontological Argument
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    In the following I intend to prove that the ontological argument is in and of itself, insufficient in proving that God exists. There are a few problems with the argument that I will be discussing in detail in an attempt to illustrate exactly why 'The Ontological Argument' is unsatisfactory. The Definition of 'Greater's t. Anselm of Canterbury defined God as "that-than-which-a-greater-cannot-be-thought" (Bailey, 2002). The problem with this definition is that the term 'greater' is surely up for ...
  • Spinoza One Substance
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    ... argument in Part 1 of his Ethics of substance. He argues that there is only one substance, which is the same as God, that includes everything in the universe. It will walk through each proposition and explain his proof of it, which relies of his stated definitions. This paper will also explain the difference between Spinoza's belief of substance and that of Leibniz from his Discourse on Metaphysics. It will then argue that Leibniz's account of the number of substances superior. Spinoza's fi...
  • Does God Exist Living Thing
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    Does God Exist? St. Thomas Aquinas has written several important works. Some of the mare: The Disputed Questions on the Power of God, Exposition of Dionysius on the Divine Names and Disputed Questions on Spiritual Creatures. Most of Aquinas's works have been written to try to prove the existence of God. Aquinas has been a firm believer that everything had to have a creator and the only possible solution would be something called God. It is with this idea that Aquinas " third Way was written. In...
  • Arguments For The Existence For God
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    Arguments for the Existence for God 1. The Cosmological Argument for the existence of God is based on the principle of cause and effect. What this basically means is that the universe was the effect of a cause, which was God. One of the oldest and most well known advocates of the Cosmological Argument was Thomas Aquinas who outlines his argument for the existence of God in his article entitled The Five Ways. The first way in his argument is deals with motion. Aquinas says that in order for somet...
  • Philosophy Of Descartes God Body Existence
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    In the New Merriam Webster Dictionary, sophism is defined as a plausible but fallacious argument. In Rene Descartes Meditation V, he distinguishes the existence of God, believing he must prove that god exists before he can examine any corporeal objects outside of himself. By proving that the existence of God is not a sophism, he also argues that God is therefore the Supreme Being and the omnipotent one. His conclusion that God does exist enables him to prove the existence of material things, and...
  • Miracles God World Supernatural
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    Miracles The first issue is to try and define what a miracle is. A miracle is hard to define, especially today. Miracles are a rarity in today's world. The technical definition of a miracle, is a kind of supernatural or extremely unusual event. In a biblical sense, a miracle is a special act of God in the world; a supernatural interference into nature; a special divine interaction. As Christians, the biblical definition is what we put our faith in. Now we need to know the history of miracles an...
  • Selfish Gain God Belief Pascal
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    In the gambling world bets are made based on odds, the probability or likelihood that something would happen. In the court law, cases are decided upon by the weight evidence presented by the respective parties. The common link between these general scenarios is that decisions are made based on some outside evidential factor. The more probable something is likely to happen, or the more evidence presented in favor or opposed to something, the greater the tendency that a decision will coincide with...
  • Descartes And Berkeley On Skepticism About The Senses
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    Descartes and Berkeley on Skepticism About the Senses The philosophers Gero ge Berkeley and Renee Descartes both had strong opinions on skepticism about the senses. In this paper, I will explain their philosophies and why they are different and then evaluate them. In his Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes suggests that the senses are like a friend who has lied to you once and whom you therefore cannot trust, at least not until youve proven that he or she is not an evil genius. The possib...
  • Descartes Method Clear And Distinct
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    Descartes' Method of Doubt Biography Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Born in La Haye, a small town in Touraine, France. Educated at the Jesuit college Wrote Meditations Descartes is extremely important to Western intellectual history Contributions in physiology, psychology, optics, and especially mathematics Introduced analytic geometry Influential in modern scientific approach (can't just say it's true, show it's true) The Cartesian Method Descartes is very concerned with skeptical questions Though ...
  • Theistic Rationalist God World Evidence
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    Philosophy poses us questions that we long to have answers for. One most popular philosophical question boggles the minds of people around the world: Is there a God Ever since mankind was created, this question was among the speculations that clouded our minds. The world is a grand and intricate place, so where did it come from There are many theories about the wonders of the world, and it is, as of now, scientifically impossible to prove that there is an ever existing God. So, why do so many of...
  • St Anselm's God Necessarily Exists
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    Throughout history It has been man kinds quest to find a proof of the existence of God. Even today, religious archeologist, plunder the Earth, looking for Noah's Ark, The Ark of the Covenant, or the site Jesus Christ was thought to have been buried. These men and women are searching for artifacts to prove the existence of God to people who believe there is no God. Many people, however, do not need artifacts to prove God's existence, they have faith, and like St. Anselm of Canterbury, believe tha...
  • Logical Arguments On The Existence And Meaning Of God
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    The ontological argument is an argument for the existence of God. It is a reflection on the meaning of the word God; it is an a priori argument. This could be seen as a major strength of the Ontological argument it does not depend on evidence. It is what it is. For example how do we know a bear is an animal? Because as part of the definition of bear we know it is an animal, in the same way God is the definition of God. It is an analytic statement; existence is God as an animal is a bear. Theref...
  • Philosophies On The Existence Of God
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    Aquinas, Anselm, Paley and Kant all famous philosophers, have proven that god exists; yet people still question God's existence. As Anselm said, "We are like students who, unable to solve a mathematical problem, are given the answer to it and then discover they can reason out why that answer is correct." For thousands of years, philosophers have given evidence proving the existence of God. The evidence at hand should prevail but some philosophers beg to differ. In this paper I will try to go ove...