Theology, of course, is the study of gods — does a god exist, what a god is, what a god wants, etc every religion has its own theology because its study of gods, if it includes any gods, will proceed from specific doctrines and traditions which vary from one religion to the next. 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. A very different kind of philosophy grew up in 19th century england, out of the british empiricist tradition of the previous century the utilitarianism movement was founded by the radical social reformer jeremy bentham and popularized by his even more radical protegé john stuart mill. History of philosophy it is very hard, if not impossible, to say who the first philosophers were or when informal philosophizing first occurred the earliest homo sapiens most likely looked out at their fledgling world and wondered about its status, its meaning, the meaning of existence, the conditions of survival, the reality of a finite world.
Does god exist - things to consider philosophers agree that a transcendent law giver is the only plausible explanation for an objective moral standard so, ask yourself if you believe in right and wrong and then ask yourself why who gave you your conscience why does it exist. The essay explains these aspects of the study of philosophy in relatively different ways [tags: philosophy] this question has been asked and debated by philosophers for centuries the problem of personal identity is determining what conditions and qualities are necessary and sufficient for a person to exist as the same being at one time. A god that can exist in only some circumstances, but fails to exist in others is a less than perfect being st thomas aquinas’ cosmological argument the great catholic thinker, philosopher and theologian st thomas aquinas summarized his cosmological argument in the summa theologia.
There are many different views of god hawking tries to argue against god’s existence but ends up leaving the christian view of god as the only possible one many philosophers and non-christian. The affirmation that the god of israel and the god of the philosophers is the one and same god”an affirmation that entails the reception by christian theology of the philosophical argument for the one true god”is a constitutive and permanent feature of christian faith. Philosophers of religion such as michael martin and nicholas everitt have asked us to consider the kind of universe we would expect the christian god to have created, and compare it with the. Theistic philosophers have taken this idea to the next level, using it to infer the existence of otherworldly or immaterial entities, including god it's a bit of a stretch, and an argument that.
Greek mythology is known today primarily from greek literature and representations on visual media dating from the geometric period from c 900 bc to c 800 bc onward in fact, literary and archaeological sources integrate, sometimes mutually supportive and sometimes in conflict however, in many cases, the existence of this corpus of data is a strong indication that many elements of greek. Philosophy of religion is the branch of philosophy that is concerned with the philosophical study of religion, including arguments over the nature and existence of god, religious language, miracles, prayer, the problem of evil, and the relationship between religion and other value-systems such as science and ethics. The philosophers of the enlightenment taught rightly that god did not appoint kings and queens with the absolute right to command their subjects to do whatever the kings or queens chose this was an attack on the european idea of the divine right of kings to rule.
Top 10 greatest philosophers in history flamehorse february 19, 2011 share 2k epicurus has gotten a bit of an unfair reputation over the centuries as a teacher of self-indulgence and excess delight thomas will forever be remembered as the guy who supposedly proved the existence of god by arguing that the universe had to. Unlike the teleological argument, which attempts to prove that god exists from the existence of particularly nifty and well-ordered things, the cosmological argument attempts to prove that god exists from the fact that anything exists at all. The basic problems considered in philosophy are the questions of: knowledge, truth, good, beauty, god, justice, freedom, mind, and reality true philosophy is the academic discipline that has as its central focus the study of living organisms. (vii) the very possibility of god’s existence implies that god exists in order to understand this argument, you need to understand what philosophers mean by ‘possible worlds’ a possible world is just a way the world might have been.
As different groups of philosophers worked together, they developed schools or approaches to philosophy these schools described the origins and purpose of existence in very different ways individual philosophers within each school had their own particular ideas. Philosophy of religion is the philosophical examination of the central themes and concepts involved in religious traditions it involves all the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics and value theory, the philosophy of language, philosophy of science, law, sociology, politics, history, and so on. Does god exist yes, there is a god, but of course simply saying that god exists does not mean there is one the existence of god has been debated for centuries atheists deny him, or say they “lack belief in god” we christians, of course, not only believe in god but also claim to have a. Arguments, and bon mots, over god's existence, non-existence, and possible existence have consumed writers and philosophers for centuries here, guests on faith & reason weigh in on the matter: on.
A major theme among philosophers of religion in the west has been that of god, including questions about the nature and existence of god, challenges to the existence of god, language about god, and so on. From my perspective, god has given us evidence — a lot of it for that matter from my perspective, so much evidence for god exists, that it seems unreasonable to doubt his existence let me give you two quick arguments to show you what i mean. In this section you will find arguments of many different kinds for the existence of god and we make to you, the reader, an initial appeal we realize that many people, both believers and nonbelievers, doubt that god's existence can be demonstrated or even argued about. Some philosophers of religion believe that most of these puzzles are insoluble, and so they have sought a different conception of god that can avoid the puzzles one of the most important contemporary philosophers to try this approach is charles hartshorne.