Existence Essays

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lewis Argument For 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

  • Design Argument For The Existence Of God

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    Mitchell (2008), teleological argument is therefore an approach that asserts to proof the existence of Gog and is sometimes called Design argument. All the ordinary and extraordinary that occur in the natural world cannot be said to have occurred by chance. Many people need explanation for the situation of the complexities of the universe. This paper thus is going to present the explanation of the existence of god as well as highlighting some critiques towards the explanation. The universe is observed

  • Aquinas Belief In The Existence Of God

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    depends on your beliefs. I believe there is a God, existentially speaking, God is a creator, he provided the beings, animals, and nature that fills our world. Aquinas too believed in the existence of God, and how his force leads a sequence of causes and effects. Russell, on the other hand, did not believe in the existence of God and explains the challenges between his own beliefs and the beliefs of Aquinas. Aquinas’s argument in his ‘Second Way’ states that everything in this world has its own efficient

  • Anselm's Argument In Proving The Existence Of God

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    of ‘God’? Why, or why not? The question being asked here is whether a priori (or non-empirical) definitions are enough to prove the existence of God. Within this essay, I aim to prove that just because a definition exists in theory, it does not mean that they necessarily exist in our world, and that arguments providing a definition do not prove God’s existence. I will focus on Anselm’s argument to prove this, as I believe this is the most interesting and influential definition argument with reference

  • Blaise Pascal's Argument For The Existence Of God

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    argument for why everyone should believe in God. He first argues that God is infinite and beyond human comprehension, and humans are thus “incapable of knowing either what He is or if He is.”1 Because of this, we are simply forced to gamble on God’s existence or nonexistence. In this gamble, if we believe in God and He exists, we will be infinitely rewarded with eternal life for our faithfulness. If we believe in God but He does not exist, then we will have wasted our time following “heavenly laws” and

  • Descartes Arguments For The Existence Of God

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    Anh Nguyen - PHIL 256 Final Descartes’s arguments for the existence of God and its fallacies Descartes (1596 – 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician and scientist. At an early age, he received his education from the Jesuits and the experience with the Aristotelian ideals there upset him, yet the field of mathematics fascinated him with its precision, uniform certainty and necessity. This dissonance eventually planted a seed into his mind and drove him to question about the nature of knowledge

  • Existence In Heidegger's Being And Time

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    entity that has an understanding of what it means to be (i.e. Dasein) and how that entity’s existence differs from that of all other entities. In understanding the distinction between Dasein and other entities, we are able to understand the unique phenomena of Dasein’s existence, that is, being-in-the-world. Heidegger rejects the assumption maintained in many philosophical frameworks that all forms of existence are equivalent; instead, he claims that there is an ontological difference between

  • Anselm's Criticism Of The Existence Of God

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    In Proslogium St. Anselm presents his argument for the existence of God, an argument that has thus far withstood the test of time and many criticisms, one of which I will discuss here. Anselm works his way from the “fool’s” assumption that God does not exist, or at least does not exist in reality, through his premises that existence is greater than understanding alone and that a being with God’s properties and existence can be conceived of, to the conclusion that because God is that than which nothing

  • Aquinas's Argument On The Existence Of God

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    God 's existence has been a continuous debate certainly for centuries. The issue of God 's existence is debatable because of the different kind of controversies that can be raised from an "Atheist as being the non-believer of God" and a "Theist who is the believer of God". An atheist can raise different objections on the order of the universe by claiming that the science is a reason behind the perfection of the universe. In Aquinas 's fifth argument, he claims that the order of the universe

  • The Existence Of Telephony In David Hume's Miracles

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    In this reference to Transubstantiation, it is very apparent that Hume’s concern is more of a display of his hostility to Christianity both on intellectual and moral grounds than the miraculous dimension of the dogma. Thus in these historical narration he is contending that no human testimony is persuasive enough to establish a miracle so as to use it as a foundation of any system of religion. The section on miracles is divided into two parts corresponding to the two sorts of reason employed by Hume

  • Descartes's Argument On The Existence Of God

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    In Meditation 3, the Meditator is creating arguments about the existence of god. This is where Descartes explains different reasons/premises to why god exists. Throughout Meditation 3, Descartes goes back and forth with his arguments arguing one thing then creating a counter argument to it at while still focusing on the main thing which is does god exist. For those wondering whether god does really exist stay tuned into what Descartes says. The premises from the meditation that claim god doesn’t

  • Wager's Argument For The Existence Of God

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    For this disputation, I had the pleasure of arguing against the topic of be it resolved that you can convince a non-believer to affirm the existence of God using philosophical arguments. As the opposing side, Sarah and I counter argued the following: the argument from motion, the ontological argument, Pascal’s Wager, the cosmological argument, the teleological argument, and the moral argument. The argument from motion argues that it is only possible to experience that which exists, and people experience

  • Descartes's Argument For The Existence Of God

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    on the existence of God very interesting, and different. Whereas Descartes follows on his notion of, “I exist, therefore I am”, and by reason he is able to understand that God exists, Pascal takes different approach, claiming that we cannot know such a finite thing. In Pascal’s Wager, he claims that we must choose to believe whether or not there is a God. In this essay, I will discuss how Descartes’s influenced Pascal’s thinking. I will first outline Descartes’s argument for the existence of God

  • Pascal Wenger's Argument For The Existence Of God

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    it is rational for us human beings to do so. Furthermore, he adds that if we believe in God 's existence and he truly exists then, we are bound to receive a reward in heaven but if he doesn 't exist we won 't have lost a thing. Finally, he concludes those who do not believe in God 's existence; then he exists they are bound to receive an endless penalty in heaven. Also, other arguments about the existence of God include the ontological perspective which tries to argue from the point of abstract reasoning