Epicureanism

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Epicureanism is a current of Western philosophy whose main objective is the attainment of happiness by the satisfaction of only “natural and necessary” desires. It is a materialist and atomist doctrine which can be qualified either as reasoned hedonism or … Read More

Free will

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Free will is the faculty that the human being would have to determine himself freely and by him alone, to act and to think, as opposed to determinism or fatalism, which affirms that the will would be determined in each … Read More

Problem of Evil

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In philosophy, more specifically in theology, the problem of evil is the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with that of an omniscient, omnipotent and good God. We can distinguish two forms of the problem of evil: … Read More

Metaphysical and logical arguments for the existence of God

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During the history of philosophy and theology, many arguments for and against the existence of God have been made. The God in question here is what is sometimes called the God of the philosophers, namely the God of the great … Read More

Descartes’ ontological argument for the existence of God

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The ontological argument is an argument which aims to prove the existence of God. It is said to be ontological, because it bases its proof on the definition of what the being (ontos) of God is: it is in the … Read More

Cosmological argument

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The cosmological argument is a type of argument of classical natural theology that starts from some alleged properties of the observed universe (its coming into being, its being able to have been different from what it is, the contingency or … Read More

God

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(William Blake, Europe a Prophecy, etching and watercolor, 23.4 × 16.9 cm, 1794, London, British Museum.) God (inherited from the Latin deus, itself from an Indo-European root * deiwos, “a divinity”, from the base *dei-, “glow, shine”) designates a supreme … Read More

About God in Newton’s correspondence with Richard Bentley and Queries in Opticks

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Correspondence with Richard Bentley In Newton’s correspondence with Richard Bentley, Newton rejected the possibility of remote action, even though he accepted it in the Principia. On February 25, 1692/93, in the third letter addressed to Bentley, Newton wrote: “It is … Read More

Philosophical analysis of faith

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(Allegory and symbols of faith in Christianity.) Faith, according to the most common meaning, is the disposition to accept as true information that is not directly known, based on the authority of others (teacher, friend, a document, etc.). In the … Read More

Argument from miracles

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The argument from miracles is an argument for the existence of God saying that if there are phenomena that can not be accomplished by any creature – miracles – it is God who makes them , and thus gives them … Read More

The problem of Evil and the best of all possible worlds

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In philosophy, more specifically in theology, the problem of Evil is the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with that of an omniscient, omnipotent, and good God. Presentation of the problem Two forms of the problem of … Read More

Fine-tuned Universe – The Fine Tuning Argument

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 (The Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture used banners based on The Creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. Later it used a less religious image, then was renamed the Center for Science and Culture.) In … Read More

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