Rowe's Argument For The Existence Of God

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The idea of a divine, omnipotent being had always been accepted through the eyes of the public since the first human civilization. However, the development of science has made philosophers rethink the belief in the existence of a god. William Rowe provided evidence to prove his case about how all the evil and suffering on earth makes atheism a reasonable belief. In order to prove his point even more, Rowe makes a comprehensive argument about how even if theist explain the reasons why God allows suffering, atheism will still find a way to make their case valid. Rowe also discusses the different categories that an atheist view religious beliefs. Skeptic’s philosopher, George Edwards Moore, had a dominant role in Rowe’s argument by using his theory about the existence of to support Rowe’s argument. Rowe makes a strong case about the allowance of suffering by god to prove his atheist…show more content…
Rowe mentions G.E. Moore theory as “The G.E. Moore’s Shift”, which ignore the classical philosophy made from skeptical philosophers that there is no evidence that supports the existence of an object. Moore uses a different strategy that questions that the existence of an object, which in such cases he used as an example a pencil. Moore makes two claims that contradict each other. First, the pencil does exist along with the second claim that skeptics is right that he cannot know the object really exists. One of the two claims has to be true in order for the other one to be false. To find out which of the arguments are true, one of them had to be valid. Moore explains that the first claim about knowing about the existence of a pencil cannot be true, if the second claim that the skeptics theory is also true. Rowe uses Moore 's conclusion for his theory by proving that his first two arguments are valid based on the skeptic’s
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