Gödel's ontological proof

    Page 1 of 5 - About 42 Essays
  • The Ontological Argument For The Existence Of God

    We have talked about many different types of arguments for the existence of god. However, only one seems interesting to me and that was the ontological argument. There are so many who studied this argument that I find it so interesting to see how they all found it and explained it. The ontological argument is the argument based on reason. It is based on the very being of God. With this argument there is no need for finding physical evidence for the existence of God. It attempts to prove the existence of God by the word and meaning of God (existence, n.d.). This argument is also a prioi argument which means it’s based of logic. It uses logic to prove the existence of god is true. How can god exist merely by logic? He had to come about somehow. There has to be a way of explaining his existence other…

    Words: 782 - Pages: 4
  • Descartes Existence Of God

    I think that if 'cogito ergo sum ' is the foundation of Descartes ' project in the Meditations, the existence of God is the cornerstone that joins the internal and the external world, making knowledge possible beyond the sole account of the self. Therefore, God 's existence has a major role in the overall argument - it is that which enables the thinker to take the first steps towards the 'unification of sciences '. However, in my opinion, it is not employed correctly, as Descartes, in…

    Words: 1454 - Pages: 6
  • David Auburn Analysis

    What is most likely a progressed case of Paranoid Schizophrenia with random bouts of clarity in between manic episodes has made trusting anything Robert says impossible. “This is a man who, after rocking the world with his proofs, began attempting to decipher the Dewey Decimal codes of library books because he was convinced that they held secret messages”(Guyette 1). Robert’s months of clarity are discussed through Catherine when she wants to try going back to school: “You’ve been well--really…

    Words: 1435 - Pages: 6
  • Pros And Cons Of Unlimited Spirit

    What is the Unlimited Spirit, Limited Spirit and Corporeal Bodies? We differentiate three distinct types of beings here. One is the highest good in which nothing can surpass. This highest good is God; God is the only unlimited spirit with no end, no beginning and is not limited by space or time. The unlimited spirit has always been and will always be. The limited spirits are all the angels and human spirits that have a beginning, no end and the human spirits are limited by space and time…

    Words: 754 - Pages: 4
  • Response To Anselm's Ontological Argument

    The argument for the existence of God will always give rise to infinitive points of view. St. Anselm (c. 1033- April 21, 1109) was an Italian monk who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury developed one of the most notable Ontological Arguments of all time. St. Anselm proposes that if God can be thought of and perceived, then he must exist. Anselm defines God as that than which nothing greater can be conceived—meaning no one can think of anything better than God. Although…

    Words: 1493 - Pages: 6
  • Anselm's Ontological Argument Analysis

    In this essay, I will defend for the existence of God. First I will present Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God on the claim that he is the greatest conceivable being, then I will present Gaunilo’s objection for the unsoundness of Anselm’s argument on the claim of which there are no set limitations for the characteristic of the greatness, which I think fails. I will show that Anselm’s ontological argument can withstand Gaunilo’s objection by emphasizing the maximal…

    Words: 1091 - Pages: 5
  • Anselm's Argument For The Existence Of God

    The argument for the existence of God will always give rise to infinitive points of view. St. Anselm (c. 1033- April 21, 1109) was distinguished philosopher, scholar, theologian and an Italian monk who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury. His thinking and writings about God and the disposition of faith has influenced and fascinated scholars and philosophers since the Middle Ages—some would even say he is the most important Christian thinker of the 11th century. In his highly…

    Words: 1576 - Pages: 6
  • Essay On Descartes Ontological Argument

    In this paper, I will be examining Descartes" ontological argument. I will begin with an explanation of the argument. I will next seek to establish that the argument relies upon the epistemic criterion that Descartes has laid out for himself I will consider several questions about the nature of the argument and the properties of some of the premises. Descartes seemed to believe that the ontological argument for God could be understood through pure intuition, but even if he thought it…

    Words: 784 - Pages: 4
  • Syntax And Syntax Of Mathematics

    language to make it easier to write a complex specification. Another important thing is notations. While writing, the student should not be constrained by the notations. If some concept is difficult to express in given notation it is perfectly fine to design some new syntax which will convenient. The most important part is to specify the inventions. Sometimes it is important to prove theorems while specifying the system. For the large complex system, it is impractical to do a formal proof. It is…

    Words: 748 - Pages: 3
  • Compare And Contrast John Searle And Rene Descartes On Dualism

    Karamazov. After the death of Father Zosima, Alyosha awaited for a sign from God, for his body not to decay but to smell of flowers when he passed as a sign of his greatness. But, when he never received a sign and Father Zosima’s body decayed like everyone elses, Alyosha started to question his faith. This is when he realized that he was free to believe what he wanted, making him a free man. 9. For existentialists from Dostoyevsky to Sartre, in what sense are human beings outside determinism?…

    Words: 1383 - Pages: 6
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: