Essays Tagged: "Cosmological argument"

Is there a God?

ready defined as God.The second argument for a God comes from St. Tomas Aquinas, who argues for the cosmological point of view. The cosmological argument states that all things in this universe have a ...

(6 pages) 289 1 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Aquinas' Proofs for the Existence of God - Paper explaining Aquinas' 5 proofs for the existence of god, and raising questions to their validity.

potential to the actual, must establish all motion. This is all well and good, but the meat of the argument is in infinite regress. Aquinas says that there cannot be an infinite regress, where potenc ... tual cause and would be false. There is still uncertainty in this chain of reasoning, mirroring the arguments brought up for the first proof. Even overlooking that, it is hard to automatically conclud ...

(6 pages) 185 0 2.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"Aquina's Treatment of God"

r this is truly possible. He does seem to allow for Gods creation of us and subordination to us, in argument of his divine will and goodness, but the questions still remains.

(6 pages) 120 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"God and the World" Talks about Teleological,Cosmological Arguments and the problem of causality in Ch.9 of Questions that Matter(SE).

about natural theology and the two arguments for the existence of god. Those two arguments are The Cosmological Argument and The Teleological Argument.In reading the chapter we define the difference ... st prove that god exists. This brings us to the two most important arguments on gods existence. The cosmological argument is based on the belief that there must be a first cause of everything. It's li ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Religious scepticism about the 'teleological argument'.

s that try to deal with the existence of God a few of these are 1) the ontological argument, 2) the cosmological argument, and 3) the teleological argument.The ontological argument is one which states ... ved.? For him to be the greatest conceivable being he would need to exist to be the ?greatest?. The cosmological argument appears in varying forms, two of the main ones are the causal argument and the ...

(8 pages) 150 2 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

St. Thomas Aquinas' First Two Ways in Proving the Existence of God

e, Netherlands:Martinus Nijhoff, 1972.Buber's Basque Page. 13 October 2000.Craig, William Lane. The Cosmological Argument From Plato to Leibniz: ThomasAquinas. Great Britain: The MacMillan Press LTD, ... dau, Russ. Reason & Responsibility Aquinas, SaintThomas: The Five Ways and Rowe, William L: The Cosmological Argument. USA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1999Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search for Mea ...

(10 pages) 107 0 4.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The cosmological argument for the existence of God.

A) The cosmological argument is to prove the existence of God. In this type of argument we are looking at c ... ig bang. But the big bang is only a theory and hasn't been proven. One of the main strengths of the cosmological argument is that how could any thing come from nothing. If using the big bang theory, h ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Cosmological Argument for the existance of God

One of the arguments used by many people over the centuries is called the cosmological argument, which was based on the universe, hence the name "cosmos". This argument claim ...

(1 pages) 48 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Ontological Argument

om other arguments of that kind by taking as its starting point nothing but the concept of God. The Cosmological Argument starts from a fact and leads to God, the Ontological Argument doesn't start fr ...

(15 pages) 95 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Existance Of God: CAUSAL Vs. Contingency Arguements

A cosmological argument is meant to explain the existence of the physical universe. The arguments are ... at the premises lead to evidence, which prove the conclusion to be an absolute truth. The two major cosmological arguments attempt to explain the existence of God. They are the CAUSAL argument and the ... AUSAL argument because its trying to explain the universe and not just the existence of things.Both cosmological arguments are trying to prove that there is a God. I believe that due to the failure of ...

(6 pages) 27 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Did the Universe have a beginning? Is there a necessary being?

naventure and the belief that the universe had a beginning but no necessary being exists.As for the argument that the universe did not have a beginning, the rationale behind my belief is that for the ...

(2 pages) 631 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

How do we know if god exists

God. Obviously this work offers five different arguments for proof. These arguments are: by motion, cosmological, from necessity, by degree and by design. The argument by motion states that objects ar ... be no infinite movers/movees chains, there must be a first unmoved mover. The second argument, the cosmological argument, implies that some events cause other events. If an event happens, then it mus ...

(5 pages) 61 0 2.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The first cause

answerable as the last. For instance, in asking where the universe came from, many have applied the cosmological argument to arrive at the conclusion that God must have imposed His creative influence. ... Hume argues against trusting implicitly our perception of causality.Through his examination of the cosmological argument concerning the existence of God, Aquinas was able to validate and support his ...

(4 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


ing some traditional arguments for his existence. In this paper, I will go over the ontological and cosmological arguments, and will try to point out some counter arguments against them.Let's begin an ... If it does find one and bring it to me, but until it is found, it's just a definition.Secondly, the cosmological argument states that "there must be a first cause, a first mover, who created the world ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Euthryphro And Divine Command Theory

acle. Descartes chose two arguments for the proof that God exists, the ontological argument and the cosmological argument. If one chose to accept either of these arguments, among others, then this obs ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Religious Belief and Skeptical Responses

out of necessity.The second argument that a skeptic would find criticisms with is that known as the cosmological argument. This argument maintains that everything in the universe has a cause. These ca ...

(8 pages) 34 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

St. Thomas Aquinas' First Two Arguments In Defense of God

f nature in proving God's existence to those who could not accept God on faith alone.Aquinas' first argument is based on motion, and he believes it to be the simplest way of proving God's existence. T ... ion, and he believes it to be the simplest way of proving God's existence. This first argument, the argument from motion, tries to prove the existence of God as the first mover which is unmoved. Now, ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Descartes: Ontology or Cosmology?

e of God, which he proposed in the Third Meditation, is more like the ontological argument than the cosmological argument for a number of reasons. The argument that Descartes put forth to prove the ex ... ted previously, is much more similar to the ontological argument presented by Saint Anselm that the cosmological argument of Saint Thomas Aquinas. In order to understand why, it is necessary to look a ...

(6 pages) 2775 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

imagination is important than experience

constraints of established habits and attitudes.Reason based. Extend to agree or disagree with this argumentThe author claims imagination is of higher value than experience because without experience, ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Cosmological argumeant and God

a-What are the main ideas of the cosmological arguments for the existence of God?:This essay will address the main issues of the cosm ... ys of proving the existence of God and will then comment of the weaknesses of these argumeants. The cosmological argumeants all seek to prove the existence of God through the main idea that causation ... a cause, the universe exists therefore it has a cause, this cause is God, therefore God exists. The Cosmological argumeant is a posterirori as it uses observation and experience of the accsessable wor ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith