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  • 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...
  • Formal Cause And Final Cause
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    Aristotle One of the greatest thinkers of all time was Aristotle-322 BC, the Ancient Greek philosopher. He has practically influenced every area of present day thinking. His main focal points were the natural and social sciences. In Stagira, a town on the northwest coast of the Aegean Sea, in the year of 384 BC Aristotle was introduced to the world. He grew up a wealthy boy. His father was friends with the noble king of Macedonia, and as a young man he spent the majority of his time at the Maced...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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