Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God Essay

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concept. The claim that all bachelors are unmarried is analytic because the concept of being unmarried is included within the concept of being a bachelor. In return, in synthetic propositions, the ground concept adds to the subject of concept. The claim that the sun is approximately 93 million miles from the earth is synthetic because the concept of being positioned a certain distance from the earth goes beyond or adds to the concept of the sun itself. One type of judgement observed by Kant is constitutive judgements. A constitutive judgement is used only if its legitimacy is not based upon any further assumptions. Another type of judgement is regulative judgements. Regulative judgements are the opposite of constitutive judgements. They are …show more content…
In particular, consider whether or not you possess an idea of an “infinite being” as he claims he does. Alternatively, consider his arguments for the claim that an infinite being cannot be a deceiver and what that implies for our understanding of evil. Descartes’ argument claims we can prove God exists because any idea we hold must be true because we cannot prove it false. Since our brains our finite, anything greater than that must be placed in our heads by God. This is a very dangerous position to hold because you are accounting for the existence of God based on God himself. Descartes’ is saying that God is real because humans has the belief that God is real, but since God is an infinite being, according to Descartes’ argument, God must have put his idea of himself in our heads, therefore creating himself. I do and at the same time do not agree with Descartes in his idea of an infinite being. I do believe in God, and I do believe that he exists mainly because of the beliefs of the people, but the idea of him creating him is absurd to me. It may be because in the Bible it states in Psalm 90:2 that God has no ending and no beginning, his throne is everlasting. This also falls in line with the theory that God’s existence is due to people thinking that he is real. Even if people die, their beliefs still remain. For their whole life, God has existed therefore his throne is …show more content…
He believes two things: 1) God has all perfections and no imperfections. 2) Deception is an imperfection. Under this logic, God cannot be a deceiver. This changes nothing about our understanding of evil. Just because God has all perfections and no imperfections does not mean he cannot create imperfect things. He created the archangel, Lucifer, who ended up rebelling and becoming the fallen angel, the creator of all evil. After that, God realized that he needed more than the angels to be his company, so he created humans: Adam and Eve. God created a perfect garden for them, with only one tree that he asked them not to eat off of. Then Satan tempted them into eating it, which changed God’s perfect world into a world that allowed evil into

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