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  • 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...
  • Infinite Number Of Causes
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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 i...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Existence In The Universe
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    Does God exist Theology, cosmological, teleological and ontological arguments are all have ways to prove the existence of God. With all of these great arguments how can one deny that there is a God. There is a God and with these reasons I will prove that. There are two types of theology discussed in chapter nine of Kessler "Voices of Wisdom", revealed and natural theology. Revealed theology comes from such sources as the Bible and according to St. Thomas Aquinas gives us the knowledge for our sa...
  • Proof Of The Existence Of God
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    Almost everyone at some particular point in his or her life has challenged the existence of God. This may happen for a number of reasons. For example he or she might have been at a point in their life when their faith alone was just not enough for them to believe. Humans have a natural instinct to find reasons for events that can't be explained. For some, the existence of God may help give them the answers they are looking for. Philosophers spend a great deal of their time trying to prove or to ...
  • Existence Of God As The First Mover
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    St. Thomas Aquinas' First Two Ways in Proving the Existence of God It is my view that God exists, and I think that Aquinas' first two ways presents a successful argument for the existence of God. No doubt, the arguments have weak points which are subjected to criticism but nonetheless, in my opinion, these propositions by Aquinas do indeed accomplish their purpose in establishing the existence of a Greatest Conceivable Being that is the unmoved mover and uncaused cause. I believe that this ultim...
  • 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...
  • Potentiality And Actuality Aristotle
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    METAPHYSICS Whereas sciences deal with particular kinds of beings, metaphysics is concerned with beings as such. According to Aristotle, there is no such thing as mere being; to be is always to be a substance or object, a quantity, a quality, or a member of some other basic category. I. Substance and Accidents Substance is the primary mode of being according to Aristotle. The world is not one of atoms or particles, even though they have a place in the world. The basic notion of Aristotle's logic...
  • Third Proof The Argument Of Possibility Necessity
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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 anyt...
  • Matter As Their First Efficient Cause
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    Fight For A Place in the First Efficient Cause Who and what is God? Why do some people adamantly conclude that a God exists? St. Aquinas goes from believing that there must be an efficient first cause to the conclusion that God is that cause. Why must Aquinas make such an extraordinary jump from there being a cause, to assuming that this cause must be God? In a scientific point of view, wouldn't it be just as plausible to make matter the first cause? After all, according to the Law of Conservati...
  • Causes The Targeted Particle
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    DOES GOD ESISTSDescription of this essay: PHILISOPY PAPER Aquinas second proof that God exists, the proof from efficient cause, is summarized in the following: there exists things that are caused, nothing can be the cause of itself, there cannot be an infinite regress of causes, there fore, God exists. The proof of Aquinas's is a cosmological kind, basing the fact the if anything exist; an absolute necessary being must also exist. I agree with Aquinas that God is the uncaused first cause, but fr...
  • Future Outcome Of His Acts
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The film "Titanic" is riddled with moral dilemmas. In one of the scenes, the owner of Star Line, the shipping company that owned the now-sinking Unsinkable, joins a lowered life-boat. The tortured expression on his face demonstrates that even he experiences more than unease at his own conduct. Prior to the disaster, he instructs the captain to adopt a policy dangerous to the ship. Indeed, it proves fatal. A complicating...
  • Five Arguments On The Existence Of God
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    "Whether God Exists" Countless philosophers since the beginning of recorded history have pondered the question of whether God exists. One such philosopher, Saint Thomas Aquinas, put forth his own theory on the existence of God. In his text "Whether God Exists", he stated that through his five arguments he could prove God's existence. His five arguments are from motion, from first efficient cause, from possibility and necessity, from gradation, and from design. Aquinas begins his text with two ob...
  • Modern Version Of Aquinas Original Necessary Cause
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    One of the most commonly pondered philosophical questions is the mystery of the universe's origin. For countless centuries mankind has speculated as to how and why the universe as we know it came into existence. Unfortunately, in attempting to answer this question, we simply raise more questions; each as unanswerable as the last. For instance, in asking where the universe came from, many have applied the cosmological argument to arrive at the conclusion that God must have imposed His creative in...
  • Five Proofs Of God's Existence
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    Charlet a Mason The Medieval World Professor Jay Rauscher April 4, 2003 St Thomas Aquinas: Five Proofs of God's Existence In this paper, I will discuss the method St. Thomas Aquinas uses to prove God's existence. In the Summa Theologica St. Thomas Aquinas asserts that God must be proven only by deduction according to human observations and he offers five proofs of God's existence. These proofs were knows as the "Five Ways". My paper will have five main headings, which will discuss the five proof...
  • Anselm's Proof Of God's Existence
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    Aquinas, Anselm, Paley and Kant all famous philosophers, have proven that god exists; yet people still question God's existence. As Anselm said, "We are like students who, unable to solve a mathematical problem, are given the answer to it and then discover they can reason out why that answer is correct". For thousands of years, philosophers have given evidence proving the existence of God. The evidence at hand should prevail but some philosophers beg to differ. In this paper I will try to go ove...

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