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  • Freud's Argument
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    Human Nature Is Inherently Bad There are many theories as to Human nature. One of which exists, under the thoughts of a prominent philosopher, and founder of Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud. His deductive argument, entails his conclusion that man is bad, or as Freud explains it as Homo Homini Lupus (man is a wolf to man). Freud justification for such a drastic approach type conclusion, can by described as basically atrocities of the century Freud lived in. In example the invasion of the Huns, as a ...
  • Desire Good And Evil
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    We only choose what we think is good and if anyone chooses evil it must be through ignorance. Ignorance is not an excuse Molly Schweizer Philosophy 110, Section 07 01 David Turpin, 4-23-01 Plato believes that we always choose good unless we are ignorant. Plato claims being ignorant would be the only excuse for choosing evil. His views of this are apparent in the Meno. As I read up on whether or not we deliberately choose evil I realized there are many sides, many ways to answer this question. My...
  • Argument From Evil
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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...
  • Descartes Evil Demon Argument
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    Descartes' first meditation, his main objective is to present three skeptical arguments to bring doubt upon what he considers his basic beliefs. Descartes believes this to be an intricate part of his complete epistemological argument. Descartes skeptical arguments are not intended to be a denial of his basic beliefs. On the contrary, he uses these arguments to help prove one of his main theses, which is the existence of God. One of the main premises that Descartes uses in his proof for the exist...
  • Existence Of 2nd Order Evils
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    The Problem of Evil The philosopher J.L. Mackie wrote a very convincing piece on the problem of evil called "Evil and Omnipotence", in which he attempts to show that one of the following premises must be false in order for them to be consistent with each other. #1. God is omnipotent. #2. God is morally perfect. #3. Evil exists. The problem of evil is a deductive a priori argument who's goal is to prove the non-existence of God. In addition to Mackie's three main premises he also introduces some ...

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