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  • Boethius Second Argument Deals With Universals
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    Boethius' Argument Against Universals In the essay From His Second Commentary on Porphyry's Isagoge Boethius discusses the existence of universals... By proposing two main arguments, he first shows why a view such as that held by Plato (one claiming that universals exist independent of particulars and that a universal exists wholly in each particular at all times) is false. Then he presents his own view of the relationship between universals and particulars which is based on the idea that the un...
  • Tropist Theory Of Properties As Particulars
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    In examining the world around us we notice many similarities. There is a great deal of reoccurrence, which we can not help but to notice. The same shape occurs over and over in so many different objects. Rings, cans, bottles, candies, the same property we term roundness is found in all these objects. Likewise we see the same color in so many different objects. Often people say these recurrences make the world a dull place. The same set of properties continuously shows up. The best we can hope fo...
  • 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 ...
  • Entertainment Of God
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    Why Does the Universe Exist Consider that the universe is some sort of toy or form of entertainment for some prime mover, his point, his own entertainment, would be then why the universe exists. The Bible claims that the Christian deity created the universe and placed humans in it that they might be in awe of his power. If this is so, why is worship the correct response The meaning of the universe as created by God is the entertainment of God, but what is the meaning of the larger system contain...
  • 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. ...
  • Fluctuations In The Universe
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    Big Bang Theory We certainly know that our universe exists, however, this knowledge alone has not satisfied mankind's quest for further understanding. Our curiosity has led us to question our place in this universe and furthermore, the place of the universe itself. Throughout time we have asked ourselves these questions: How did our universe begin? How old is our universe? How did matter come to exist? Obviously, these are not simple questions and throughout our brief history on this planet much...
  • Questions About The Universe
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    Cosmology has always been an interesting area of study for me. For as long as I can remember, every time I look up at the night sky, a million questions pop into my head. Questions such as Is there an intelligent life out there How large is space, does it expand infinitely, if it does, what does it expand into These and many other questions still plague my mind. We can define Cosmology as the study of the heavens as a whole, including theories about its origin, evolution, large-scale structure, ...
  • Media The Entertainment Universe
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    The Entertainment Universe You are walking down a crowded street on a gloomy evening when you come upon a mass of people listening intently to the preaching of a man. The man hasan up-side-down cross branded on his forehead. He is screeching his recitation at the people in a demented angry voice. His lessons consist of the following: Pathetic lives, every second someone dies. Delightful is the sight of retention. No destiny, just a certain death. In pain inducing lies salvation. Never repent... ...
  • Different Laws Of Logic By Convention
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    Argument About The Exist of God The following paper will provide a sound argument in favor of the existence of God. By demonstrating that an Atheist world cannot account for the preconditions of the laws of logic an Atheist cannot even account for a rational debate concerning the existence of God. "The impossibility of the contrary", the best and only proof that truth of the existence of God is his revelation of himself to us that makes it possible for us to use logic. This could be translated, ...
  • 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...
  • Existence Of E T's Visiting Earth
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    Can the Earth be the only place in the Universe that harbors life? Most astronomers don't believe this is true. Certain statistics in the Universe provide evidence that living beings may be common place through out the universe, on planets of other stars besides the sun. In this paper I plan to discuss the various viewpoints of those that believe that extraterrestrials exist and have even been visiting Earth, and the viewpoints of that believe that aliens don't exist and have not been visiting E...
  • Teleological Argument For The Existence Of God
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    to kill a mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird is a great book written by Harper Lee. This book is about Tom Robinson trying to help a white girl named Mayella. All that Tom was trying to do was help that little white girl out, but he was alone with her. Bob EwellMayella's father said that Tom raped his daughter Mayella. He was just walking by and got asked to help a girl out so he did because he felt sorry for her. Those were three things leading to Tom Robinson's conviction....
  • Theory Of The Universe
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    Essay #1: Aquinas' 3rd Way: Aquinas' third way argument states that there has to be something that must exist, which is most likely God. He starts his argument by saying not everything must exist, because things are born and die every single day. By stating this we can jump to the conclusion that if everything need not exist then there would have been a time where there was nothing. But, he goes on, if there was a time when there was nothing, then nothing would exist even today, because somethin...
  • 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...
  • 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 Of God
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    Does God Exist God not only exists in the understanding, but in reality as well. God, according to Anselm, is a being "than which nothing greater can be conceived" (Anselm 29). According to this concept God could not simply exist in an understanding because that would leave the possibility of a greater being than God - He who exists in reality as well as understanding. Anselm concluded that the "only being whose nonexistence (in reality) is inconceivable, is the being than which nothing greater ...
  • Teleological Argument For The Existence Of God
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    Observations and infer neces from real life perceptions: My entire life I have been a Catholic and have attended Church regularly with my family, always believing in God and the stories and tales of the Bible as pure fact that happened long ago, and of Jesus being the savior, etc. Just this past month I attended a Presbyterian church service with my elderly grandmother in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The church was small to begin with, and only about one-third of the seats were filled. I would have ...
  • Exist When Lewis
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    I. Introduction II. Brief Biographical Information. The Case for Christianity - Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe IV. The Problem with Pain - Divine Omnipotence V. The World's Last Night - The Efficacy of Prayer VI. Conclusion A Critique of C.S. Lewis "A Relativist said, 'The world does not exist, England does not exist, Oxford does not exist and I am confident that I do not Exist!' When Lewis was asked to reply, he stood up and said, 'How am I to talk to a man who's not t...
  • Designed Universe
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    This Argument Of Design Design This is the argument that the universe exhibits evidence of design because it contains order, complexity and life. The person using this argument simply assumes that without a creator, the universe could not contain order, complexity and life. Why? Since the universe is all that we know of, the entirety of our experience, we have no way of understanding how a "designed' universe would compare to an "undesigned' universe. However, we do understand how natural physic...
  • Universe Created By A Designer
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    Arguments Against The Design Experiment Essay, Research Arguments Against The Design Experiment Nikki Tobacco Philosophy 100 048728607 Food For Thought? Do we dwell in a Universe Created by a Designer? The phenomenon of the creation of the universe has baffled many for some time. The question of whether or not a designer / God put together this most intricate world in a personal quest or project leaves many in great debate. Was life brought about by some evolutionary feat? Or, in opposition, did...

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