Arguments for the existence of God

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  • Comparing Ockham And Aquinas

    bringing together into a system, the study of revealed religious truths and the philosophical writers of the past as a way to know, worship and serve God. Education was moving outside the cathedral and priest’s home and into a formal setting cities like Paris. The establishment of theology as a topic to be debated rather than a pathway to the heart of God is arguable the greatest disservice of this time in history. Attempting to resolve the questions of faith with the logic and reason of the…

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  • The Morality Of Daniel Hill: The Meaning Of Life

    What is the meaning of life, - a philosophical and spiritual problem that is relevant to the determination of the ultimate goal of existence, the purpose of mankind, the human species, is one of the basic philosophical concepts, which has great significance for the development of spiritual and moral character of the person. The question of the meaning of life can also be understood as a subjective evaluation of your life path and understanding of human content and direction of his life, his…

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  • Machellenberg's Sacrifice Argument

    This essay will outline Cullison’s sacrifice argument against the problems of divine hiddenness. It will then show that this argument does not work, as a world in which true human sacrifice is possible is not a better world than one where God is not hidden. I will refer to the former as a ‘Godless World’ and the latter as a ‘Godly World’. There are three themes which this essay will address: true human sacrifice, two potential worlds and human freedom. I will conclude that a ‘Godly World’ – even…

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  • How Did Socrates Corrupt Athens

    claimed that Socrates had corrupted the youth of Athens and failed to acknowledge the gods the city worshiped while encouraging daimonic activity. To address this charge, it must be broken into two main fragments or claims. They can be categorized as: corrupting the community and denying the existence of gods. By examining the nature of these accusations, it becomes evident that they are weak and incoherent arguments. Beginning with the first claim, it is important to note that in…

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  • Augustine And Descartes Duality Between Good And Evil

    cases both or neither. This duality to choose or not to choose can be viewed in every philosophical way of thought, and often is the starting point of the process. For example, Saint Augustine of Hippo theorized that since man was made in the image of God he (and she) has the intrinsic will to choose to be good or to be evil. Augustine illustrated the duality between good and evil through a story from a childhood story about stealing fruit. In Augustine’s view, “I did evil for nothing, with no…

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  • Analysis Of Las Casas In Defense Of The Indians

    cases, the other’s identity is denied: either on the level of existence, as in the case of the Catholics; or on that of values, as in that of the Protestants, and it is absurd to ask which of the two parties goes farther down the path to the other’s destruction.”17 Las Casas hoped to assimilate the natives into the ‘self’ as to “reject all nonrelative…

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  • Essay On My Worldview

    I am between a lot of worldviews, such as agnosticism and apatheism. Since my parents didn’t really have any religion, I felt it wasn’t necessary to have a religion. Maybe this is the reason why one of my worldviews is agnosticism, since I believe God doesn't exist. To justify my world view, I have relativistic and absolute truth examples. First of all, I have to clarify that even though my worldview is kind of in between agnosticism and apatheism, I have to say that my tendency of the worldview…

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  • Compare And Contrast John Searle And Rene Descartes On Dualism

    Kierkegaard beieved that the existence of God was beyond human comprehension and therefore needs no explaination. He also stated that although believeing in God is irrational it is still a possibility. Tolstoy came to conclusión very differently. Tolstoy was on the search for the meaning of life, later did her come to conclude that life has no…

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  • Descartes Theory Of Knowledge

    foundation is necessary because he needs to show how knowledge is compatible with religion, which he has done by showing how it leads to knowledge of the existence of God. Descartes introduces us to three arguments to explain doubt: The dream argument, the deceiving God argument, and the evil demon argument. The most important points in each of these arguments are that we cannot perceive external objects directly. Only through substances of our mind, the images the external objects themselves.…

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  • Peter Van Inwagen The Argument From Evil Analysis

    evil and its relation to free will entitled “The Argument from Evil” by Peter Van Inwagen proposes many questions and contradictions. All of which relate back to one principle idea—the problem of evil and how to solve it. At the end of his compilation of ideas, propositions and examples, Van Inwagen poses a slew of questions for his readers to ponder and attempt to answer. Peter Van Inwagen is adamant upon insisting that there both is and is not a God. He proposes this as he explains the…

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