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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Does God Exist
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    St. Thomas Aquinas has written several important works. Some of them are: The Disputed Questions on the Power of God, Exposition of Dionysius on the Divine Names and Disputed Questions on Spiritual Creatures. Most ofAquinas's works have been written to try to prove the existence of God. Aquinas has been a firm believer that everything had to have a creator andthe only possible solution would be something called God. It is with this idea that Aquinas's Third Way was written. In his De aeternitate...
  • 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...
  • Hick's Theories On The Existence Of God
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    Throughout time there have always been some philosophers who present theories, which have philosophical themes in religious thinking that, are in connection to current social and political ideas. Thinkers like St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, and John Hick all express their views and feelings on the existence of God, as well as the human race. Their theories are based off asking questions like why are we here and how do we prove God's existence? Is there really life after death and where does the...
  • 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 ...
  • God Existence
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    Let me start by saying straightforwardly that the meaning of God is God himself. We must look at the meaning of God in God himself, not 'outside' him. God is the fundamental meaning for the existence of the Universe, the creator, the supreme One: that is why everything exists. Why is something there? How did this universe come to exist, or others that might be? Why do we exist? For most people in the world -scientists, philosophers, ordinary people, - the answer is because God-Existence is. If h...
  • Idea Of The Existence Of God
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    Meditation 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 argumen...
  • Proof For The Existence Of God
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    In this essay I discuss why there is proof that there is a supernatural being known as God, who has created everything we know and experience. The mere claim, there could be a 'Proof for the Existence of God,' seems to invite ridicule. But not always are those right who laugh first and think later. Remember how all-knowing doctors / scientists laughed at every new discovery. They laughed when they heard for the first time about diseases that were supposedly caused by animals so tiny that you cou...
  • Stronger Argument For The Existence Of God
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    Throughout history there have always been questions that we as humans are just unable to answer. The questions surrounding the topic of God seem to be ever elusive, just beyond our reach. The human race has made strides to answer these difficult questions. Unfortunately, as with all knowledge we find ourselves asking more difficult questions. The question of God's existence can be considered one of the most difficult questions ever ask by a human being. Attempts have been made on both sides of t...
  • First Argument For The Existence Of God
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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...
  • Existence Of God In Reality
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    As a theologian and philosopher, Saint Anselm strove to prove the existence of God in reality. The bulk of his argument is found in Chapter II of Proslogium. Anselm begins by defining God as 'a being than which nothing greater can be conceived'; . He continues by stating that 'even a fool'; has the capacity to understand this definition of God and that whatever is understood exists in the understanding. Anselm now draws his first intermediate inference based on these initial premises; God must e...
  • Existing Therefore God
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    Descartes' Method of Doubt Biography Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Born in La Haye, a small town in Touraine, France. Educated at the Jesuit college Wrote Meditations Descartes is extremely important to Western intellectual history Contributions in physiology, psychology, optics, and especially mathematics Introduced analytic geometry Influential in modern scientific approach (can't just say it's true, show it's true) The Cartesian Method Descartes is very concerned with skeptical questions Though ...
  • Existence And Essence Aquinas
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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 And Infinite Perfection Of God
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    Descartes' meditations are created in pursuit of certainty, or true knowledge. He cannot assume that what he has learned is necessarily true, because he is unsure of the accuracy of its initial source. In order to purge himself of all information that is possibly wrong, he subjects his knowledge to methodic doubt. This results in a (theoretical) doubt of everything he knows. Anything, he reasons, that can sustain such serious doubt must be unquestionable truth, and knowledge can then be built fr...
  • Proof Of The Existence Of God
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    Throughout history It has been man kinds quest to find a proof of the existence of God. Even today, religious archeologist, plunder the Earth, looking for Noah's Ark, The Ark of the Covenant, or the site Jesus Christ was thought to have been buried. These men and women are searching for artifacts to prove the existence of God to people who believe there is no God. Many people, however, do not need artifacts to prove God's existence, they have faith, and like St. Anselm of Canterbury, believe tha...
  • Actual Proof Of God's Existence
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    Anselm's Ontological Argument Anselm " sAnselm's Ontological Argument Essay, Research Paper Anselm's Ontological Argument Saint Anselm's ontological argument seeks to provide an a priori proof (proposition which can be known or justified independent of experience) of God's existence. However, Gaunilo, a contemporary of Anselm and a fellow Catholic, argued that Anselm's ontological argument is invalid, because an argument of the same form could have true premises and a false conclusion therefore,...

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