Existence Essays

  • Nagel: The Existence Of God

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    The Existence How do we know anything? That is question I keep asking myself. As I was reading chapter 2 Nagel, kept mentioning, “How do we know if we exist?” That all of the real world experiences we go through on the daily basis are just a figure to our imagination. That everything we see today is just our mind almost playing tricks on us. Nagel makes it seem as though we do not have a soul and in fact our mind is what’s keeping us somewhat human. The con of Nagel statements is if we’re actually

  • Existence Of God Analysis

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    Title: Critical evaluation of existence of god Name: Lokesh Singh Roll No. : 13110054 Word Count: 1010  Critical evaluation of existence of god There are many theories and explanations on the concept of god. God is a word which has different meanings for different persons, for example, for an atheist god is just an idea or concept which is evolved by time. But for others this is far greater than that. Many philosophers thought about the definition of god. St. Anselm is the one of the great philosopher

  • Blackburn's 'Existence Of God'

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    Existence of a God Farzana Hiron CCNY Existence of a God I am going to argue that Blackburn is wrong to claim that the existence of evil strongly suggests that there is no God who is all-good, all-knowing and all-powerful. Where there is evil good must also exist, though human beings tend to concentrate more on the evil than good. Exposition According to Blackburn existence of evil in the

  • Gods Existence And Intention

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    Gods existence and Intention The idea of divine intervention, when it comes to how and why we are here, has existed since humans have been able to write and record history. Could the drive of us rising out of the primordial muck be the intent and action of the divine, or is it born of random cause and effect? In addition, are the tales of old, words of the divine in an attempt to guide us to salvation as they claim, or perhaps the complete creation of humans to give order to chaos and the unknown

  • St Anselm's Existence

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    Saint Anselm: Saint Anselm was a brilliant philosopher who brought thought-provoking ideas to the world. His mission was to provide evidence that proved the existence of God. The way in which he found the ability to prove the existence of God was through conjuring possible reasons for existence but then finding contradictions within those reasons that only lead back to the solution that there is only one higher power. 1.One of Anselm’s ideas was called Monologian. This was based on the idea that

  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

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    difficult to question something we don’t know because we don’t know where to start. If there is an answer, there is a question, however if humans do not exist, there would be no one to question their existence. On the topic of existence, Descartes claims that he cannot be misinformed about his own existence, and that he is a thinking thing. Everything exists both through imagination and through reality. In some religions, people believe that there exists a deity that created us and is all powerful. Our

  • Nietzsche's Argument For The Existence Of God

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    “God is dead, and we killed him” (pg. 463). This topic made me inspire to write if God existed or not. For this topic, I believe that God does exist. I have four reasons to support my statement that God exist one is that how everything came into existence and people have wondered how that “thing” just happened. Second reason is that how we humans get to have morals and values and doing

  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

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    It is also not unreasonable to argue that most, if not all beings, are to a certain extent, dependent on others for their existence and survival. Descartes further goes on to disprove parents. The argument of God in existence is strengthened here – in a long cycle, who created his parents’ parents, and their parents’ parents, and so on? The theme is – who began their existence, and then, who maintained it? This leads to one ultimate answer for Descartes – God. For him, humanity must have been created

  • Mccloskey: The Proof For The Existence Of God

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    One of the many inquiries that have been pondered throughout time has been the question of God’s existence. McCloskey was an atheistic philosopher that denied the existence of God and gave certain “proofs” to verify his absence. Two of the main arguments that theistic philosophers use are the cosmological and the theological arguments. McCloskey takes these arguments and uses his “proofs” against them to disprove God. Although the cosmological and the theological argument do not prove that God is

  • John Locke God's Existence

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    the fact that we are provided with no intrinsic knowledge of God’s existence, as Descartes posited, humans are capable of finding evidence for God’s existence using the methods that Locke has posited earlier in The Essay. According to Locke, man has a clear idea of himself. A single human mind, such as myself, has little doubt of his or her own existence. Locke thinks that any person who would go so far as to doubt their own existence is laboring on the impossible; furthermore, they would be proven

  • Ontological Argument For God's Existence

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    The question of god’s existence has been at the forefront of people’s minds for the majority of known history. The reasons this question arises varies from person to person, but holds in common the human craving for knowledge. Because of this there have been many proofs which set out to prove god’s existence of which the most accessible is the ontological argument for the existence of god. The aim is to envision a god which depends on nothing else but itself for existence. The ontological argument

  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

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    In Second Meditation, Descartes claims, after radical doubt, that the only undeniable truth is his own existence because he must exist to think about his existence. His argument is compelling, but for one problem. In this paper, I shall argue that Descartes’ argument that his “thinking” (Descartes, 153) is proof of his existence is flawed because he establishes no premise to claim ownership of this thinking. I will also claim that even if Descartes is creating his own thoughts, albeit a lack of appropriate

  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

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    God’s existence is crucial in Descartes’ argument because without establishing that God exists, the Meditator (symbolic of not only Descartes but of anyone reading the Meditations and repeating his exercise) cannot be certain of anything bar that he is a “thinking thing” (Descartes, 1998, p.31). Descartes also uses God’s existence to prove there is no deceiver, as God would not allow this (Descartes, 1998, p.44). However, I will argue that Descartes is in fact not entitled to use God’s existence in

  • Descartes Proof Of God's Existence

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    Descartes first proof of Gods existence is first introduced in his Third Meditation. This proof is based on his Causal Adequacy Principle regarding the causes of effects. According to this principle, no effect can exist without a cause, and this cause must possess at least as much reality as the effect (Skirry 1). Descartes applies this principle to track the causes of ideas. According to his philosophy, ideas are what connect the mind to the world because there are two types of reality contained

  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

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    which one can build the rest of their beliefs on. As a result, Descartes describes the belief that one cannot rationally doubt their own existence as true knowledge and uses this as his keystone for further science. To build credibility for his argument, Descartes undergoes a series of meditations to prove that one cannot truly rationally doubt their existence. Anything in which Descartes finds a reason to rationally doubt, he treats as false until he discovers something that he cannot rationally

  • Pascal's Argument For The Existence Of God

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    person S, he or she has two choices can be made. One choice is α, the other is β, and if α is chosen to have a greater benefit for S, S should choose α. Taking into account the existence of God or not has half of the possibility, and believing God has greater benefit. Therefore, people should choose to believe in the existence of God. What is the advantage of Pascal? That is, people believe God that can help them enter heaven. From the perspective of strategy, the benefits of going to heaven can be

  • Lewis Views On The Existence Of God

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    Existence of God Lewis possesses a strong belief in God. He states that the human population consists of “the majority who believe in some kind of God or gods, and the minority who do not” (39). I agree with this statement because there are many people who have faith in God because their faith gives them happiness and direction in life. The belief in a higher Intelligence causes people to live on Earth with satisfaction. Lewis also argues that the scientific method cannot explain if God exists or

  • Descartes Proofs For The Existence Of God

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    needed to explain things but in fact they could not explain their point or got stuck. So this saying helps to explain anything when they cannot. The truth about the existence of God has been an argument for years and yet we still have no real proof but these past few weeks we have learned about various “proofs” for the existence of God according to a few philosophers. One philosopher by the name of Descartes introduced us to an interesting idea about why he believes God must exist. Descartes begins

  • Descartes Argument For The Existence Of God

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    ii) Descartes argument for the proof of God’s existence is open to the accusation of circular reasoning. Critically defend or critique Descartes’ proof of God’s existence in light of this accusation. The belief in God is a universal theme which has run through our rich history. Even today with modern advances and discoveries the answer for God’s existence is still unknown. Numerous religions and beliefs have been formed due to this proposed idea of God, although it has been in the centre of many

  • Teleological Argument For The Existence Of God

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    Argument for the Existence of God: Teleological or Designer Argument In the Teleological argument for the existence of God, focuses on Paley’s idea that the world by observation exhibits order and purpose and there must be a divine intelligence, a supreme designer for a perceived purpose to occur (Pojmans, 118). Darwin and Hume each presented an objection on the Paley’s analogy and argument on the existence of God, based on the complexity in human artifacts and man-made objects (126) .The argument