• A Proof For The Existence Of God
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    The quandary of the existence of God has troubled mankind for thousands of years. The existence of God was once never denied, as His presence, His existence was evident in miracles and the people s faith. But time and the advancement of modern science have called God and His very nature into question. The Perfect Being has become the source of much doubt and controversy. What was once certain and surely unquestionable has become the most questioned. The faithful, believing people have become uns...
  • Can The Existence Of God Be Proved A Priori
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    The existence of God can be proved a priori by a logical deduction from the concept of God, when we think about the idea of God we realise that real existence is an essential part of how we conceive the idea of God. God therefore necessarily exists so that it is impossible for him to not exist. I belive to be necessary to examine Anselm's version of the ontological argument, in order to answer the above question, namely whether God's existence can be proved a priori. Anselm states that a non bel...
  • 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...
  • Existence Of God Faith World One
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    The mystery of God's existence has been a crucial element of many religious studies and traditions. Who is God What is God Where is God To effectively discuss the existence of God, it is necessary to illustrate the notion of faith. People of faith believe that God does exist, and that relationship with God gives meaning to their lives. Others who are skeptical point to God as an obsolete hope of an ignorant human race. People today live in a world distinguished by sophisticated technology in whi...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Descartes God's Exist
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    The purpose of this paper will be to examine Descartes' argument for the existence of God. First we will review Descartes' proof for the existence of God. Then we will discuss the reasons that Descartes has for proving God's existence. We will also discuss some consequences that appear as a result of God's existence. Finally we will point to some complications and problems that exist within the proof. The primary problem with most religions in the world has always been that they presuppose faith...
  • No Exit By Jean Paul Sartre
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    No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre's most popular play is undoubtedly the one-act drama No Exit, which is a discussion of such familiar negative existentialist themes as bad faith, self-destruction, and the impossibility of interpersonal relationships. It is in this play that Sartre's famous line, "Hell is other people," occurs. Although many nineteenth century philosophers developed the concepts of existentialism, it was Sartre who popularized it. His one act play, Huis Clos (Closed Doors) or N...
  • Existence Human Existentialist Existentialism
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    Existentialism is the title of the set of philosophical ideals that emphasizes the existence of the human being, the lack of meaning and purpose in life, and the solitude of human existence. Existentialism maintains existence precedes essence: This implies that the human being has no essence, no essential self, and is no more that what he is. He is only the sum of life is so far he has created and achieved for himself. Existentialism acquires its name from insisting that existence precedes essen...
  • Clear And Distinct God Existence Reality
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    In Meditations on First Philosophy Meditations III and V Rene provides arguments for the existence of God. Arguments for the Existence of god: If he can conceive of some idea with so much objective reality that it must come from some cause with more formal reality than he possesses, the Meditator reasons that he will then know that something outside his mind exists. God is an infinite substance whereas he is only a finite substance. Since the idea of God cannot have originated in himself, he con...
  • Existence Of God Exists Perfect Descartes
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    Existence of God The dilemma of the existence of God has troubled mankind for thousands of years. Many philosophers have put forth their theories in order to prove the existence of God. Most of these arguments can be termed as ontological. These arguments differ from other arguments for the existence of God since they are not based on empirical data such as the existence or nature of the universe, but are rather grounded in pure logic. First we will consider the arguments presented by Anselm. H...
  • Descartes Third Meditation Existence Of God
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    Meditation III In Descartes Third Meditation, he establishes arguments to prove the existence of God. Descartes believes in "Cogito Ergo Sum" this means I think therefore I am. The "I" in this sentence means the soul. Descartes believes the existence of the mind is better known than the existence of the body. If my soul thinks then I exist. The Cogito proves the existence of self or the mind; this is not the same for the theory of God. Descartes has two arguments in the Third meditation. The ar...
  • Existence Of God Things Aquinas Nature
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    In the Bible, a book meant to be the word of God, condemns such things as murder, adultery and theft. I find it hard to believe that an all-powerful, all-knowing, infinitely-good being that "created" this world and everything in it would allow any of these things to occur. He would not only condemn them in an ancient book, but abolish them altogether along with any other things evil. If God is supposed to be the "heavenly father" wouldn't he want and impose onto his children his goodness and wee...
  • Ontological Argument God Existence Descartes
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    Discuss the extent to which Descartes has overcome his doubts of the first Meditations In Descartes' meditations, Descartes begins what Bernard Williams has called the project of 'pure enquiry' to discover an indubitable premise or foundation to base his knowledge on, by subjecting everything to a kind of scepticism now known as Cartesian doubt. This is known as foundational ism, where a philosopher basis all epistemological knowledge on an indubitable premise. Within meditation one Descartes su...
  • Does God Exist Argument Universe Existence
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    The Three Most Popular Arguments For The Existence Of God The Ontological Argument One of the most important attempts to demonstrate the existence of God is the ontological argument of Saint Anselm, an 11 th-century theologian. Anselm's argument maintains that God, defined as the greatest being that can be conceived, must exist, since a being that does not exist would by virtue of that fact lack an attribute that contributes to its greatness. Critics have questioned, however, whether existence a...
  • 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...
  • Proofs For God's Existence
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    The first argument introduced by Aquinas states that nothing could move, unless it is being moved by something else, suggesting that there is an original mover. Aquinas asserts that motion is nothing else than the reduction of something from potentiality to actuality, but nothing can be reduced from potentiality to actuality except by something in a state of actuality. Further, he concludes that since the relationship between motion and mover can't go on to infinity, there must have been a first...
  • Existence Of God Exist Prove Perfect
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    Chris Kar cz 114-68-4634 Existence of God or the Lack There of Philosophers and theologians have always searched a way to prove the existence or non-existence of God. Many of these philosophers have made valid points for their views on the subject. Philosophers such as Saint Thomas Aquinas, Decartes, and John Locke argued for the existence of God while others, such as Rowe and Hume, searched for ways to disprove the arguments that these philosophers stated. Saint Thomas Aquinas had five ways in ...
  • Mind Body Dualism Disembodied Exist
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    Descartes Essay Can you make any sense of the notion that you might continue to exist in a disembodied state? The question regarding the possibility of disembodied existence raises one of the oldest problems of philosophy -the mind body issue - which concerns the precise nature of the relationship between mind and body. The relationship between mind and body has been the subject of philosophical debate since the emergence of sustained philosophical inquiry, and has spawned distinct branch of phi...
  • Bestowed Existence Sam Vakninsbestowed
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Knives and forks are objects external to us. They have an objective – or at least an intersubjective – existence. Presumably, they will be there even if no one watches or uses them ever again. We can safely call them "Objective Entities'. Our emotions and thoughts can be communicated – but they are NOT the communication itself or its contents. They are "Subjective Entities', internal, dependent upon th...