Pragmatic arguments have often been employed in support of theistic belief theistic pragmatic arguments are not arguments for the proposition that god exists they are arguments that believing that god exists is rational. Here we present five arguments in favor of the existence of god, and the counterargument for it feel free to comment on the veracity (or your opinion of) each but remember to keep calm and argue reasonably religion 5 arguments for and against the existence of god flamehorse april 18, 2012 share 840 stumble 4 tweet pin 3.
As no perception of god is possible to establish that the concept of god has an object then any possible argument or proof of his existence is necessarily an instance of the madness of reason this doesn't disprove the existence of god but places the question beyond the horizon of possible knowledge. Originating with greek philosopher epicurus, the logical argument from evil is as follows: if an omnipotent , omnibenevolent and omniscient god exists, then evil does not there is evil in the world.
Every atheist on quora has the best philosophical arguments against the existence of a god they put such argument in the the answers they write and are asked the exact same questions hundreds or literally thousands of timesinstead of constantly giving the same answers it would seem that if a theist really wanted answers they could simply look. Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century bc) not allow such a being to play such tricks thus, we can be certain that we are as we perceive ourselves - assuming we believe in god an argument against the turing test (and functionalism) that contends that. Philosophers call this one the first-cause argument, or the cosmological argument, and early advocates of this line of reasoning included plato, aristotle, and st thomas aquinas.
The argument that there is no god because it is inconsistent to believe in one god over any of the thousands of others that people have believed in, when the evidence for any of these gods is the same. Philosophy 1301 midterm dr ford study which ancient greek philosopher is aquinas using to develop his argument for god's existence aristotle according to materialists, materialism is progressive but belief in god is out-dated which statement is true.
Here are some of the most fascinating and provocative philosophical arguments for the existence of god what percentage of philosophers believe in god 4/30/13 2:00pm io9 the marvel. The existence of god is a subject of debate in the philosophy of religion and popular culture a wide variety of arguments for and against the existence of god can be categorized as metaphysical, logical, empirical, or subjective.
This argument is very old, and states that god must exist for the following reason: 1 an aspect of morality is observed 2 belief in god is a better explanation for this morality than any alternative. Other arguments for the existence of god have been proposed by st anselm, who formulated the first ontological argument ibn rushd (averroes) and thomas aquinas, who presented their own versions of the cosmological argument (the kalam argument and the first way, respectively) rené descartes, who said that the existence of a benevolent god is logically necessary for the evidence of the senses to be meaningful.
Besides philosophy of religion, originating with greek philosopher epicurus, the logical argument from evil is as follows: st augustine of hippo (354–430 ce) in his augustinian theodicy, as presented in john hick's book evil and the god of love,. Which ancient greek philosopher is aquinas using to develop his argument for god's existence aristotle according to materialists, materialism is progressive but belief in god is out-dated.