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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Causal Argument And The Contingency Argument
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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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Main Objection To Descartes Arguments
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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 deb...
  • My Objections To Anselm's 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 i...
  • 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...
  • First Cause Arguments Of Kindi
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    The cosmological argument was first introduced by Aristotle and later refined in western Europe by the celebrated Christian theologian, Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274 CE). In the Islamic tradition, it was adopted by Al-Kindi, and Ibn Rush (Averroes). The argument has several forms, the basic first-cause argument runs as follows. Every event must have a cause, and each cause must in turn have its own cause, and so forth. Hence, there must either be an infinite regress of causes or there must be a starti...
  • Clear And Distinct Perception Of God's Existence
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    In Meditations on First Philosophy Meditations 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 conclud...
  • Arguments For The Existence Of God
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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. He...
  • Cosmological Argument For The Existence Of 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...
  • Argument For The Existence Of God
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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 11th-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 ac...
  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God
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    Descartes ignored all he believed to be true. He believed that if any belief can be doubted it is not certain, making it unusable as a foundation. Descartes jettisons any information, knowledge, or truths that are based on his senses. He applied the "Dream Argument", (19) where he stated that based on the senses alone, there is no definite way of proving that you are dreaming or awake. Therefore, any truths based upon the senses are unreliable and doubtful. Descartes turned to why and how his se...
  • Argument On The Necessary Existence
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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...
  • Necessary Existence Of God
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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 ...
  • Objection To Descartes Argument For God
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    The third meditation is entitled Meditation Three: Concerning God, That He Exists. The goal of this paper is to display Descartes' argument for the existence of God and also to state why I think Descartes' argument is valid through any possible objections and examples. Meditation three begins with Descartes reviewing with his readers, as he does in other meditations as well, what things he has concluded thus far in the meditations. He knows that he is a thinking thing that has clear and distinct...
  • Argument For The Existence 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. Therefo...
  • Purely Logical Argument Of God's Existence
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    Anselm's Ontological Argument And The Philosophers Essay, Anselm's Ontological Argument And The Philosophers Anselm's Ontological Argument and the Philosophers Saint Anselm of Aosta, Bec, and Canterbury, perhaps during a moment of enlightenment or starvation-induced hallucination, succeeded in formulating an argument for God's existence which has been debated for almost a thousand years. It shows no sign of going away soon. It is an argument based solely on reason, distinguishing it from other a...
  • Philosophical Argument For The Existence Of God
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    Introduction Does God exist? This is a question that men have asked themselves since the beginning of time. In my opinion, yes, God does exist. In this paper I will provide six separate arguments given by different philosophers throughout history. Three will be in support of the existence of God, and the other three will argue against the existence of God. Six Arguments Many philosophers have given arguments in support of the existence of God. Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician gave a logical...

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