Ontological Argument

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Thomas Aquinas: The great theologian of the Medieval time
Thomas Aquinas once said, “ To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.” Aquinas truly comprehended his own advocacy; he was not only a man of words but actions too. He worked hard and showed great activity all his life, writing many books. It was even said that he died in the process of writing a book, showing how much of a great influence he had. He marks one of the great thinkers of the eve of the Renaissance, the christian revolutionary who, in forty years, changed the entire intellectual outlook of how non christian perceived Christians. Making it one step closer to the modern world, he pressed for rational investigation (the use of logic), and the ability to use common …show more content…

Thomas Aquinas’ endowment began when Summa Theologica, written between 1265–1274, was published. It was the first book Thomas had written and in the book he proved God’s existence through using the Ontological argument. The Ontological argument consisted of five arguments. The first argument was, it is a conceptual truth (or, so to speak, true by definition) that God is a being than which none greater can be imagined (that is, the greatest possible being that can be imagined). Second, God exists as an idea in the mind. Third, a being that exists as an idea in the mind and in reality is, other things being equal, greater than a being that exists only as an idea in the mind. Fourth, thus, if God exists only as an idea in the mind, then we can imagine something that is greater than God (that is, a greatest possible being that does exist). Lastly, But we cannot imagine something that is greater than God (for it is a contradiction to suppose that we can …show more content…

One of his great contribution was the natural knowledge theory. He believed that some knowledge comes by the natural reason, he means that there is a racial experience, a conscious life that men, as men, share, which begins with the perception of the external world and rise to philosophy. Ultimately, he believes that we are born with some morals that we do not learn over time but born knowing passed down by generation and centuries later, for example, knowing the difference between good and evil and that it is something universal and does not change over time. During his work Thomas, was unbiased even as a christian he did not use ecclesiastical theocracy but instead he replaced it with treatise that described experimental and and rational attempts at government, Aquinas composed this treatise in the De regimine principum (On the government of princes) - for the king of Cyprus in 1266. Overall, he saw that natural reasoning is important and that religion and law can be disguised from each other and does not have to equate man's entire essence rationality. This shows, how much of a significance and how much of a good fit Aquinas is for the great man

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