The question of whether or not God exists is one that has existed for thousands of years

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The argument from generality of thought is supported by a strong argument which consists of a first argument, followed by a second premise which is considered the subordinate argument and to further provide evidence supporting the argument of the generality of thought the subordinate argument has a second premise which leads to a conclusion. The original premise argues that in an attempt to prove that one sort of thought, without a doubt does occur, does not consist in changes in any part of the body, meaning that one sort of thought is in fact immaterial which means that thought has no material body or form. According to the first premise this argument is universal in a sense that it is general which leads to the conclusion that thoughts which are general are immaterial.

It is clear that generality is ubiquitous therefore it can be stated that generality in thinking seems to appear to be everywhere at the same time.

Simply stated a universal though is one that extends to everyone or is common to many people such as the examples used in the argument which included the thought of redness, the thought of humanity, or even triangularity. The example of universal thought is not limited to these examples alone and can be further represented with examples such as the thought of space, or the thought of life. All of these examples serve there purpose in the representation of universal thought. The argument states that most universal thoughts are relatively general and the idea of generality is not the same as that of universality though only universal thoughts can be general. This leads to the idea that when one thinks of something blue or is thinking about space without the thought of anything more specific such as a specific shade of...