Arguments To Establish The Existence Of God

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If you were to look up the definition or the purpose of Philosophy on the internet you would get relatively the same answer from site to site, mostly because it is a very broad field of individuals who study and question the things involving everyday life. The goal of philosophy is to gain a better understanding of the world we live in and why each of us acts the way we do. Although a big focus area for Philosophers is how our world began and if there exists a greater being. In this essay I will be examining the arguments surrounding the existence of God. There are three main arguments that hope to establish the existence of God, such as, the Ontological, Cosmological, and Teleological arguments, and in this essay I will analyze each, and point out which one has the greatest chance at being convincing.
In Anselm’s Ontological Argument, he plans to establish, that there is a God, purely from his definition of God and uses a reductio ad absurdum, in which he assumes something is true in order to show that there is a contradiction, and prove that God does exist. Anselm’s argument begins with the statement that God is the greatest thinkable being, and continues that the idea of God exists solely in the mind, so then
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Anselm’s Ontological Argument was not very persuasive, because it led to a conclusion that was half likely to be right and half likely to be wrong, which makes me feel like it isn’t that strong of an argument, and lastly Paley’s Teleological Argument. I feel like Paley had a strong argument, but it was too complex to really understand, so it wasn 't as persuasive as Aquinas argument. I hope that through this essay over the Arguments for the existence of God, that I have helped you establish a better understanding of each of the philosophers viewpoints for the existence of

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