• Cause Of Descartes Own Contingent Existence
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    DESCARTES' MEDITATIONS FROM: Descartes, Philosophy of Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy, Monarch Notes, 1 Jan 1963. Introduction. The Meditations were written in Latin and first published in Paris in 1641. Descartes dedicated this book to the Dean and Faculty of Theology at the University of Paris. He believed that the approbation of those theologians would constitute a public testimony of approval and support of the truth in the content of his work. The Meditations are the most im...
  • Rational Arguments Concerning The Existence Of God
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    Synopsis: Rational arguments concerning the existence of God are quite fascinating since they try to establish the existence of the 'Wholly Other' from things we see every day and from known attributes that we fasten to God. The first part of essay discusses whether we can do this through the 'just about ageless processes' of induction and deduction. It presents a 'general' theists definition of God and looks at the a posteriori and a priori arguments which arise from this definition before goin...
  • Descartes Proof Of 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...
  • Arguments For The Existence Of God
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    There are three major arguments that attempt to explain the existence of God. Firstly, it is important to establish a definition of God. According to philosophers God is an infinitely perfect being that upholds a divine unity of ultimate goodness and of ultimate power. God is referred to as Omniscient, Omnipotent and Eternal. God has unlimited knowledge and intelligence, so basically God is the ultimate model of perfectionism. Though all Philosophers agree with this definition of God, it does no...
  • Existence Of God
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    "If God did not exist, would it be necessary to invent him?" This question deals with the necessity of God himself. It asks us to imagine that there is no knowledge about any superhuman being, such as God. It makes me think about weather or not we would be inclined to want something like God. I am forced to think of how important God is in my own life, and how important God is in the rest of the world. There is no doubt in my mind, that if God did not exist, people all around the world would at ...
  • God's Existence
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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...
  • Existence Of God
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    The existence of God has been a question since the idea of God was conceived. Descartes tries to prove God's existence, and to show that there is without a doubt something external to one's own existence. He is looking for a definite certainty, a foundation upon which he can base all of his beliefs and know that they are true. Descartes' overall project is to find a definite certainty on which he can base all of his knowledge and beliefs. Descartes attacks the principles that support everything ...
  • Non Existence Of Health Rights
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    Social Work Interventions and Strategies to promote Health Rights - A Panel Discussion Ragland Remo Paul Introduction: Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 10th December 1948 states as follows"; (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in th...
  • Existence Of Religion
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    Sentenced to death for a crime he may or may not have committed, a young black man named Jefferson now struggles to find the meaning of life. With the help of Grant Wiggins, a man who is unsure of his own worth, perhaps he can succeed in doing so in the story A Lesson Before Dying. It is the exciting tale of two men's quest to find peace in life as well as in death. It is during this journey, however, that an underlying question arises on how man-kind has faith in religion and a god they can not...
  • Co Existence Between The Word And God
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    The Gospel of John is the fourth book of the New Testament. The passage that we will be dealing with from the book of John is chapter one verses one through five. In the outline from the background study it is under the section, The eternal Word incarnate. This passage is the prologue, which John uses in order to establish the foundation that he will use to build his presentation of the life of Christ, as it was not portrayed in the synoptic Gospels. Verses 1-5 will be best understood in light o...
  • Aristotle's Argument For God's Existence
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    Most people have not witnessed or experienced God and therefore are confused about its existence. In Western theology, three theories have emerged to demonstrate the existence of God. These theories are the ontological argument, the cosmological argument, and the teleological argument. St. Anselm of eleventh century, and Descartes of seventeenth century, have used the ontological argument for proving the existence of God. The God, for them, is supreme, 'needing nothing outside himself, but needf...
  • Existence Of Black Holes And Wormholes
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    Throughout history, physicists have been discussing the plausibility of time travel. The theory of relativity allows for time travel into the future, going at high speeds returning to earth only aging slightly compared to your peers. Einstein's theory is a theory of space and time; it should be no surprise that black holes offer, in concept, a way to travel through space and time as well. Since it possible in concept only, it does not mean that it has been achieved as of yet. Black holes are the...
  • Descartes View On The Existence Of God
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    Upon cursory examination, one might assume that Rene Descartes is a non-believer in the existence of a heavenly being, a God that presides over humans and gives us faith. However, this is simply not the case Descartes is simply trying to destroy all of the uncertainties that have come about by the attempted scientific explanations of such a supreme being. For Rene Descartes and all of the other believers in the world, the existence of God provides a convenient answer to unexplained questions, wh...
  • God's Existence Theory Of Thomas 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
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    God... god is dead and no one cares drowning in his own hypocrisy and if there is a hell I will see you there burning with your god in humility... Trent Reznor, from Heresy Does God exist As you can see above, even the most vile human beings acknowledge him. But trying to argue for or against the idea that God exists is much more difficult than believing that he exists or even acknowledging that there is a higher power. Even Charles Darwin the British naturalist who developed the theory of evolu...
  • Evidence For The Existence Of God
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    Proof Of The Existence of God Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11: 16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21: 8). The question for God's ...
  • Approaches The Existence Of God
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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...
  • Dual Existence Of Innocence And Experience
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    INNOCENCE vs. EXPERIENCE It is believed that the world exists in two fashions, innocence and experience. Neither can exist without its opposite. Innocence is where humans begin, and they must pass through experience on their way to heaven. One figure from turn-of-the-century literature are prime examples of innocence lost which characterize this idea. Maggie, author Stephen Crane's main character in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a soul whose story shows the trauma of the loss of innocence thr...
  • Motionless And Meaningless Cycle Of Existence
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    AS I LAY DYING In "As I Lay Dying" William Faulkner uses multiple points of view to explore the theme of existence as a motionless and meaningless cycle. The cycle is motionless because it is inescapable and unchangeable. One can never leave the cycle of life and death. People perpetuate the cycle by creating life, but in creating life they are creating death, for life irrevocably leads to death. Faulkner depicts existence as meaningless. Nothing really changes in the story. On the surface the c...
  • Existence Of The Real Human Race
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    After the introduction of the first cloned sheep, Dolly, it was not unexpected that intense discussions regarding the ethical issues surrounding human cloning would be raised. Cloning has been called both a medical benefit and a technological breakthrough. However, activists expressed anxiety and concern that the development might undermine the importance of human individuality, while raising concerns about unethical approach for further research. Heated debates concerning these matters exploded...
  • Mystery Of Atlantis's Existence
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    Atlantis: The Lost Continent Rel/304 Dr. ClementsByKelly Soares Abstract Atlantis, a mystery for thousands of years is synonyms with UFO's, Bigfoot, and Stonehenge. It has boggled the minds of many atlantologists. I believe the question isn t did it exist, but where I intend to review many of the ideas that have been suggested for the existence and location. The ideology ranges from Plato who lived some two thousands five hundred years ago to writers who have published their theories within the ...
  • God's Existence And The Arguments
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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...
  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God
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    Descartes and the Existence of God. In this paper I will be to examining Descartes argument for the existence of God. The first thing we will do is look at Descartes proof for the existence of God, and then discuss the reasons that Descartes has for proving God's existence. We will also discuss some of the consequences that appear as a result of God's existence. The last thing we will do is look at some complications and problems that exist with Descartes proof. The main problem with most of the...
  • God's Existence Paley's Seventh Premise
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    "No one can think the opposite of that which is self evident... But the opposite of the proposition "God Exists" can be thought... therefore the proposition that God existence is self evident". (Thomas Aquinas) Some people may say that God is an omnipotent, omniscient being that the universe revolves around. In other words, God is all-powerful, all knowing, and runs the universe, but the mere claim, to prove Gods existence, seems to invite ridicule. The people who ridicule are not always right. ...
  • Proofs Of Gods Existence
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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 / des...
  • Deceit For Sake Of Existence
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    Various Shades of Grey Honesty. A small word. Barely seven letters. Its potency for explosion - infinite. Today we are at the crux of change as Europe had been during the Renaissance. Our world today is torn apart by the greed of others. It is submerged in the excesses of the rich and the powerful. As per surveys conducted by the United Nations the top ten percent of the world's population control two thirds of the earths natural resources. Today we are racked by war, hatred, racism, genocide an...
  • Life And Existence Forms From Yin
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    At the start of every civilization many stories are told to explain life and how things began. Each culture portrays the beginning of life in a different way but are similar in many ways. The themes and gods may differ by name and physical features, but the part they play in creation are all too familiar in every myth. In Chinese mythology, the basic themes of revolve around the order from chaos theme of myths. Order from chaos can be defined as giving a basic explanation to how and why things a...
  • Existence Of Multiple Intelligences
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    At the current time, there are conflicting views on the exact definition of intelligence. Some say that intelligence is the knowledge of concrete facts and trivia, while others contend that intelligence is the ability to think critically and reasonably. Other people assert that intelligence is not the knowledge one learns through formal education, but from life experience and lessons given by elders, in other words street sense. Joseph Walters, in his essay A Rounded Version: A Theory of Multipl...
  • Facts Of Ufo Existence
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    Do UFO's Exist or Not For half a century the subject of UFO has been discussed by scientists, ecologists, politicians, and common people around the world. It seems paradoxical, but the main question of their discussion concerns existence or non-existence of UFO itself, so many people is not sure that the very subject of their debate really exists. I share the opinion of those who do not believe in UFO saying that this phenomenon has not been scientifically proved, and everything its adherents op...
  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God
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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...
  • Heart Of Human Existence
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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...
  • Life Over A Meaningless Existence
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    Some might say that life is defined by the choices we make. But, what if you choose your life into a meaningless existence, an existence where the only satisfaction you have is injected through the end of a hypodermic needle. Trainspotting is a British film, which ponders such an existence with a rather non-judgmental light placed upon the use of heroin. By the end, you might find a somewhat deeper meaning of life, or at least a definition of what life should not be. Trainspotting is a dark come...
  • Author's Philosophy About The Existence Of God
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    A Critical Pr " ec is of "The Mystery of Persons and Belief in God by C. Stephen Evans 1. Name of author, title, appropriate publishing information, followed by a verb such as argues, believes, reports, and finally a "that clause containing the author's thesis or major assertion. In "The Mystery of Persons and Belief in God" from the web site web mystery persons. html, C. Stephen Evans asserts that if we examine human nature and desires with a Christian mindset, we will discover good reasons for...
  • Existence Of God
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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...
  • Photos And Videos Of Alien Existence
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    Perception: Seeing is Believing - UFOs Since the times when the earth was believed to be a flat object, man has had a lust and curiosity about space and the bodies that exist in it. Early astronomers trying to grasp the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe would study the patterns of the stars and planets to try to put this massive puzzle together. In their studies history has recorded sightings of objects that didn't hold to any pattern or set movement supposedly proved to be correct. Obj...
  • End Of Beloveds Existence Sethe
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    In the novel Beloved, by Toni Morrison, Sethes killing of Beloved to save her from her future and raising of Denver to save her from her past are both done with the goal of saving them from having to live the past and present that she has yet to overcome. The Start of Beloved is a rather confusing one. Toni Morrison gives no critical information in the first few pages as to the central idea, tragedy, or background of the characters. Beloved is a true story. In the early 70's, Toni Morrison stumb...
  • Descartes Claims Of The Body's Necessary Existence
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    Erik IrreModern Philosophy December 16, 1999 Paper 1, Section 2 If these great thinkers (Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz) were to discuss instead the soul's connection to the body, what might each say (both on his own behalf and in response to the other)? Would they find any places where they might agree? If not, why not? (These are, after all, smart guys!) Though this sort of meeting would strike me as a debate with as furiously disparate and uncompromising ideals as one would find in a meeting...
  • Ontological Argument For The Existence Of God
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    The Existence of God The existence of a God has for generations been the topic of fierce debate. This most usually occurring between members of the religious society and, everybody else. As a matter of fact the religious world itself has not always been able to agree on God. This has resulted in many a holy man to take up the fight for his deity through the realm of words. Many theories have been proposed, and all think that theirs proves beyond a doubt on whether or not God exists. To write thi...
  • Eternal Existence Of Our Soul
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    The Stoics and Socrates The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life. The soul may be defined as the ultimate internal principle by which we think, feel, and will, and by which our bodies a reanimated. The term 'mind' usually denotes this principle as the subject of our conscious states, while 'soul' denotes the source of our vegetative activities as well. If the...
  • Certainty About God's Existence
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    Role of Faith Society's investigation for adequate evidence to sustain rational belief in God may seem unsatisfactory. Throughout history, people have been appealing to reason and looking for evidence to substantiate these beliefs. However, we have not yet taken into consideration the role of faith. Perhaps belief in God should depend on faith rather than on reason or evidence. Regardless, most would insist that faith is the basis for religious belief. "To believe on faith is to believe without ...