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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

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    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. I will

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    On Being an Atheist The existence of God has been a huge issue for many years. The main McCloskey's issue with the idea of God is the presence of many evils in the world. McCloskey implies that the "proofs" of the existence of God cannot establish a factual evidence which supports the existing argument of whether there is God or not. Some proofs explaining the existence of God should be dismissed because they are not valid. Such proofs include teleological and ontological. A proof is an unquestionable

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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

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    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 greater can be conceived and God can exist

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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

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    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

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    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 exist are weak and invalid,

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    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 God, therefore God must exist; however it can be counter argued that since

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    are necessary because behavior is important, and your behavior 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

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    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

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    absolutely nothing. He also believed that God is the greatest possible being, God exists in the understanding (mind), and that a being that exists in reality and understanding is greater than understanding by its self. Anselm also believed that God had a necessary existence instead of a contingent existence. I do not agree with Anselm when

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    The argument for and against the existence of god has been proposed by our great philosophers for so many years. cosmological argument makes an effort to prove that the god is exists by showing that there cannot be a boundless number of throwback causes to things that exist. Existence of god began with Plato and Aristotle who made arguments that would be classify as cosmological. As I believe the existence of god cannot be verified or unconfirmed. Every effect must have a motivation. The universe

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    Contingency of Being Thomas Aquinas argued for the existence of God through his understanding of science along with the help of physical evidence, unchangeable facts and logic. I will discuss Aquinas’ Third proof and how he does prove that there is a God or Gods without the need for faith and revelation. In philosophy, we often distinguish things between being necessary being and contingent beings. Necessary beings are beings that have always existed and that could have never not existed. A

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    Analysis on 3rd meditation of Rene Descartes on Existence of God In his third meditation, named “The existence of God”, Descartes proves that God exist and the only cause of our clear and distinct perception is God, who is not a deceiver. In previous meditations Descartes proved that he is a thinking thing, he exists, but now he is still in doubt and is asked by questions like where his existence came from, where his ideas or thoughts came from, why they appear in his mind. The raising so many questions

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    In the movie "GOD 'S NOT DEAD", a character with the name of Josh Wheaton once quoted, "Atheist say that no one can prove the existence of God and they 're right, but I say that no one can disprove that God exist." This is true because many atheists throughout the ages have always questioned the existence of God and try to prove that he is not real but they have not disproved that he does not exist either. Most atheist are philosophers and philosophers use science to try to prove that they are right

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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

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    Pascal suggests that the faith in believing God is a "wager". For any 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

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    philosophers present their own arguments about the existence of God. One philosopher Thomas Aquinas present the better argument in one’s opinion because he argues that everything that has breath must have a creator and this is the only thing that makes sense of what these philosophers say. God does exist not for what these three philosophers say but God exists for the faith of what the Bible says. Anselm’s argues that he is supposed to seek God with his whole heart, but how can he seek someone he

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    which is a piece that argues for the existence of God and constantly compares it to a watch. He argues that if no one has seen someone one has seen a watch before, they would most likely believe that someone created it. He argues this because the complexity of the object was to complex for it to have just been that way naturally. In some people 's opinions, God can not create something so complex and can only be man made. Paley argument is correct because God created several parts that make up the

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