• Cosmological Argument First Cause
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    How Well Does the Cosmological Argument Hold Water The Cosmological Argument is one of the most heavily disputed arguments for God's existence of our time. The argument in its simplest form is: "Everything has to be caused by or created from something else... therefore there must be a first cause, namely God." The very basis of the argument, everything is caused, is what makes it an argument. We will see later that the argument has faults and makes it difficult to interpret. St. Thomas Aquinas ...
  • Comparing Different Views On Euthanasia
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    COMPARING DIFFERENT VIEWS ON EUTHANASIA Euthanasia is a controversial subject, not only because there are many different moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. At the extreme ends of disagreement, advocates say euthanasia is a good, or merciful, death. Opposites of euthanasia say it is a fancy word for murder. The author James Rachels provides a clear argument in defense of euthanasia in his article, The Morality of Euthanasia. While Richard Doerflinger p...
  • 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...
  • Cosmological Arguments The Existance Of God
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    A cosmological argument is meant to explain the existence of the physical universe. The arguments are supposed to be sound deductive arguments, meaning that the premises lead to evidence, which prove the conclusion to be an absolute truth. The two major cosmological arguments attempt to explain the existence of God. They are the CAUSAL argument and the Contingency argument. There are few differences between the two arguments and there are problems with both. Many of the problems with one can be ...
  • Tips On How To Analyze And Argument
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    Analyze the Argument- Openings: This argument concludes that... It bases this prediction on two pieces of evidence... The author concludes that... As evidence for her conclusion, she / he explains that... This argument draws a great-sounding conclusion from some flimsy-sounding evidence. - Second Paragraph: Indeed, this chain of evidence does seem to make it clear that... If the scenario described by the evidence is accurate, then the argument is quite convincing. But what is the author assumin...
  • Transcendentalism And A Belief In A Higher Power
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    Transcendentalism and A Belief In A 'Higher Power' We do not have good reasons to believe in something transcendental. Most of the arguments in favor of God, or a so-called 'higher power' are based on faith and emotion, and not a clear logical argument. In fact, these arguments are often in favor of throwing logic out the window. In many ways, this question is similar to someone attempting to prove the existence of an invisible elephant. It is far easier to prove that the elephant does not exist...
  • Morality Vs Culture Cultural Relativism
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    Is morality Relative to culture? This argument's foundation is the basic question on whether morality is relative to culture, or owns own desires. The pros of this argument are that we get to establish whether or not morality is a true sense of justice. As Melville J. Herskovitz indicates who is in favor of the cultural relativism notion, "Morality is a diverse unique variation of codes and ethics threat arises from culture to culture, belief to belief." He argues that we cannot judge society ba...
  • Criteaq Of Design Argument
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    Hume's criticism in regard to the Design Argument, although complex, can be summarized quite simply. It is first important to understand the main elements of the Design Argument. Hume's theory in opposition to that of the Design Argument contests the suggestion that the simple things in the universe must be compared with the greater to appreciate their complexity as a component of the system of the universe. Additionally, Hume considers the introduction of a greater being, such as God, to be irr...
  • Paley's Arguement From Design And Humes Counter Analogy
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    Hume's counter-analogy does not succeed in undermining Paley's argument from design. Paley clearly explains to his reader that humans are so complicated that we must have been made by a designer. Hume argues that since the universe is not a human art, and is more like an animal, it does not need a designer. Paley argues that the complexity and functionality of a watch clearly shows that it was made by a designer. Animals are also complex and functional, therefore, Hume does not change the argume...
  • Aquinas First Cause
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    According to Aquinas everything is created was created by God. Aquinas made five proofs to proof the God exists and HE created everything. His five proofs are motion, efficient cause, possibility / necessity , gradation, and governance of the world. Aquinas first proof, the argument of motions is that everything in motion is put into motion by something else. So, nothing can move itself (nothing not in motion can put itself in motion). But then is no beginning because there s no way to start an...
  • The Motionless Arrow Aristotle's Thoughts On Zeno's Arrow Argument
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    The Motionless Arrow: Aristotle's Thoughts on Zeno's Arrow Argument Aristotle's thoughts on Zeno's Arrow Argument as represented in Chapter 9 of Aristotle's Physics: A Guided Study can be understood in such a way that it might not be 'next door to madness'. In this chapter, Aristotle interprets Zeno's argument of the Flying Arrow as 'missing the mark'. There are four premises for this argument, and in Aristotle's opinion, premise three can be rejected. He does not believe that time is composed o...
  • Abortion Pro Choice
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    In this paper I plan on showing you my point of view as well as the opposite point of view using a point by point basis. Each paragraph will be a statement from the opposite point of view and then my rebuttal. The pro-choice side of this argument says that abortion should be kept legal for cases in which the baby's birth endangers the life of the mother. This is an argument that is basically trying to create sympathy among uneducated voters to try to woo them to the pro-choice side of the argume...
  • How To Win An Argument
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    How to Win an Argument To win an argument one must keep in mind the following factors: Is the argument worth fighting? Do you have the proper background to win the argument? Who is your opponent? And finally, do I have the proper argumentative behavior. Before getting involved in an argument, you must decide whether or not it is even worth fighting. Does the subject at hand have any interest to you, does it make a difference if you win or lose. An argument about Jackie Gleson's weight at death, ...
  • The Ontological Argument God Existence Anselm
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    The Ontological argument is a group of different philosophers arguments for the existence of God. "Ontological" literally means talking about being and so in this case, that being is the existence or being of God. The main component of the Ontological argument can be found in the Anselm's "Proslogion" which is a short work that tries to demonstrate both the existence and the nature of God. His main aim in writing the Proslogion is not to directly prove the existence of God but to moreover, to sh...
  • Analyzing An Argument Computer Programs
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    Analysis of an Argument In Attacking Faulty Reasoning, T. Edward Dame defines an argument as a group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) support or provide evidence for another (the conclusion). The premises of an argument are those statements that together constitute the grounds for affirming the conclusion. To more clearly understand the argument given in the news release from the Normaltown paper, it should be placed in an easier to read form, consisting of just the premises an...
  • What Is Argument Death Penalty
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    What is Argument? Everyday thousands of different people across the world encounter various conflicts, confrontations, and disputes. Every single individual situation is different from the other. All these people have one thing in common, and that is the use of argument to resolve the situation. From lawyers disputing a case, to kids disagreeing about a soccer game, we all have used argument at sometime or another. Unfortunately a lot of the time argument is misused. People use it to take advant...
  • Furniture Depot Argument Internet People
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    The argument that Furniture Depot sales have increased because of internet ads lacks some important facts that must be addressed to substantiate the argument. The evidence that follows this description simply states that internet advertising helped increasing the sales without providing any support or proof to the main argument. First, the argument assumes that the increase in sales at Furniture Depot is due to internet advertising. But there is no evidence that the people who bought furniture a...
  • 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...
  • The Ontological Argument God Premise Premises
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    I. Introduction In the year 1098, the monk / arch -bishop / philosopher Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) began work on his third text the Prosologium. Though he had written at length before, primarily on interpretative doctrines of religious theology, in the Prosologium he attempted a bold new task. His attempt was to prove the existence of god, through the means just of reason. His efforts produced "the ontological argument" (sometimes referred to as the "argument from perfection" or the "argum...
  • Arguments Definitions Of Basic
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    Definitions of Basic Terms: An argument is a set of statements one of which is being argued for on the basis of the others, those others therefore being describable as the statements being argued from. To argue for a statement is to present reasons for thinking that it is true; to argue from one or more statements is to present them as reasons for thinking that another statement is true. (Note: the word "argument' has a number of different meanings. Here what we are talking about is good or bad ...