Anselm of Canterbury
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...Anselm of Canterbury: The Ontological Argument and the Perfect God. Anselm’s Ontological Argument in the “Proslogion,” attempting to prove the existence of God, hinges on his definition of God as “something than which nothing greater can be thought of” (Anselm, 359). This definition of God as the ‘greatest’ mandates a conception of God as Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent: the Perfect God. Anselm conceives of God as perfect; if this conception is rejected, Anselm’s argument falls apart. Anselm’s argument is founded on the assumption that God exists. He makes this assumption on the...
St. Anselm / St. Aquinas - ontological/cosmotological argument
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...Anselm St. Aquinas – ontological cosmotological argument The ontological argument was first formulated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, St.Anselm who was also a Doctor of the Church. The ontological argument is a philosophical debate and one of the most strangest and debated of the proofs. Philosophers like Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. had reviewed the argument though the former attacked Anselm’s proof while the latter defended Anselm’s proof. Anselm’s proof is notable since this is the only argument that claims to establish the existence of God based exclusively on human reason not considering any evidence or perception. The proof is based on the conception that God is a perfect being... of...
The Existence of God Presented by Anselm and Aquinas
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...Anselm and Aquinas St. Aquinas presents an argument that there are entities in theglobe that are in motion. This implies that things are transforming and that what is in motion ought to have been set in motion by one more thing that is already in motion. The grand Catholic thinker, theorist, and theologian Aquinas embraces that, what is in motion has to be set in motion by one more, as well as that, this cannot continue to infinity, since, in that case, there would be no initial mover. Therefore, St. Thomas presents the argument that, for elimination to be the endless chain of shifts, there has to be an initial mover and basis of every motion, God (Melchert 104... The Existence of God Presented by...
"Atonement in the views of Anselm and Abelard"
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...Anselm and Abelard Introduction Theology is an intellectual discipline that aims at setting forth in an orderly manner the content of a religious faith. This definition already indicates some of the peculiarities of the subject. Calling theology an intellectual discipline involves the claim that theology has its legitimate place in the spectrum of human knowledge and the claim that it can make true statements. Therefore, it can also point to defensible intellectual procedures in support of these claims. Theology has, in fact, often been called a science. The very formation of the word suggests a kinship with a whole range of varied scientific enterprises designated... Atonement: In the views of Anselm...
The Existence of God: Theories of Thomas Aquinas and St. Anselm
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...Anselm Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican Monk (1225-1274) has argued two theories for the non-existence of God with inherent contradiction. The first one is God according to him is infinite goodness. The conclusion he draws from this is if God truly exists, evil has no place. Since evil is in its place, therefore, there is no God. This argument looks simple and straightforward to me. How an imperfect and corrupt world emerges out of that infinite goodness of God. If God is there, how does he permit evil to attack each and every segment... Philosophy March 25, Topic: Discuss Thomas Aquinas's criticisms of the view that God's existence is self-evident. The Existence of God: Theories of Thomas Aquinas and St....
The Ontological Thesis: Anselm, Kant, Descartes and a Touch of the Buddha
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...Anselm, Kant, Descartes and a Touch of the Buddha The ontological argument, used as a theoretical basis for the ideas of many philosophers is St. Anselm’s thesis that: God, being that than which no greater can be conceived, must exist, for if he did not then it would be possible to conceive of an existent God, which would be greater than that which no greater can be conceived, which is absurd (Anselm). Ontology includes the fundamental questions of being, the basic properties of what and how and how much and why of anything classifiable. This ontological argument speaks of God as the most non-reducible example of primary being. The idea is that when being is reduced... March 7, The Ontological Thesis:...
Philosophy
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...Anselm’s Ontological Argument on the Existence of God Introduction St. Anselm was an Italian monk who later became the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was an avid philosopher since he studied most of Boethius’ commentaries of which he cited most of them in his own works. He published a book which proved to be one of his most famous works. The book was called Proslogion in which he outlined Ontological argument. He presented his argument in form of a prayer which was directly spoken to God. Since he was a firm believer of God, he wished to prove that God truly exists. He also wished to confirm his faith in God by using logic and reasons. Indeed, since God is a...
St. Anselm's Ontological Argument
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...Anselm’s Ontology Anselm was a great theologian who later became a bishop. He is recognized for his deeply rooted ontological argument in proving the existence of God despite growing forces that criticized his ontology. To Anselm, it is not possible to think of anything else above a certain end from which all things seem converge. In other words, there is an absolute power to which all other powers have to intersect, beyond which no other power is greater. Anselm’s argument is right and justifiable in that considering that human nature or that which physically exists is relative, there has to be an end, which by itself is absolute, and the end. That is, absolute cause of everything... , which...
Medieval Philosophy
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...Anselm has devised the Ontological argument in his methodology while explaining and interpreting his spiritual thoughtfulness. He applies the same logical technique in order to define the existence of God, according to which the concept and reality about the existence of Almighty God is far higher and sublime than the reach of human mind. In his illustrious Proslogion, Anselm longs for seeing the holy face of the Lord, which is, according to the Abrahamic mythology, impossible to do in this life on the earth. Consequently, idea about God can only be conceived and imagined, instead of seeing the countenance... Medieval Philosophy Celebrated Twelfth century theologian, intellectual, and philosopher Saint...
Preservation of Justice as the Power to Rightness
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...Anselm of Canterbury’s entire philosophical context. The freedom to choose in Anselm’s philosophy is central in determining the rightness of such will. Anselm positions God at the center of being, without whom anything exists. Freedom and will are much connected in Anselm’s argument. Anselm portrays freedom as the power to act in the right reason, which may be construed to mean having the right intention in committing any act. In the fall off the devil, Anselm says the angels that did not fall are free, and yet cannot sin. This proves that to Anselm, freedom construes the right, and ability to act... in the right reason, or meaning having the right intention that cannot lead to sin. In this...
Sacred Power
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...Anselm perceives God as the Perfect Being, greater than anything in the universe. Anselm asserts that when the fool claims that God does is not real; the fool denies the existence of God. At least the fool has this thought of the Perfect Being in his perceptive. Anselm then disputes that one cannot understand the existence of God if he/she does not conceive it in mind. Anselm’s thought by and large ensues within a context offered by faith, but if his is a trusting intelligence, his writings provide us the result of an activity that is not just a restated act of faith (Snodgrass, 2009). He wanted to know what he believed. On the other hand, Laozi asserts that the most significant thing... Sacred power...
Lay investiture
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...Anselm in 1099 when he was in exile during William Rufus rule. After the death of William in 1100, Anselm returned to England after being invited by a newly installed King Henry 1. Anselm supported Henry’s rise to the throne against a protracted conflict with his brother, Robert. However, due to respect for papal decree, Anselm declined to support Henry’s demand to honor him and obey his commands. In addition, Anselm rejected to consecrate bishops that the king wanted. Henry did not want to quarrel with him while at the same time, he... ?THE LAY INVESTITURE: POPE VS. KING Insert of of the supervisor THE LAY INVESTITURE: POPE VS KING Lay investiture controversy was the most profound conflict between state ...
Great Works of Western PhilosophyDiscuss Thomas Aquinas's criticisms of the view that God's existence is selfevident
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...Anselm's ontological argument about the existence of God and Thomas Aquinas' criticism and refutation of the view that God's existence is self-evident. The paper intends to establish that both Anselm's and Aquinas' arguments are not primarily concerned about validating... of the of the Concerned Philosophy 19 July 2009 Great Works of Western Philosophy 2 Introduction The problem of evidence as for the existence of a supreme entity or God has baffled the Western theologians, thinkers, scientists and philosophers since times immemorial. Various theologians and philosophers have extended ontological and theological arguments as for the existence of God. The objective of this paper is to delineate Anse...
Medieval Philosophy
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...Anselm has devised the Ontological argument in his methodology while explaining and interpreting his spiritual thoughtfulness. He applies the same logical technique in order to define the existence of God, according to which the concept and reality about the existence of Almighty God is far higher and sublime than the reach of human mind. In his illustrious Proslogion, Anselm longs for seeing the holy face of the Lord, which is, according to the Abrahamic mythology, impossible to do in this life on the earth. Consequently, idea about God can only be conceived and imagined, instead of seeing the countenance... Medieval Philosophy Celebrated Twelfth century theologian, intellectual, and philosopher Saint...
Does God exist
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...Anselm and several other philosophers whose views defines the Supreme... Your Full Your 7 December, Arguments for the Existence of God from a Philosophical Context The existence of God is a question that has been proposed for thousands of years and continuing debate with huge number of people from both sides of dispute. Most cultures and societies from inception had an idea of a Supreme Being that controlled all things and all activities in the entire universe. Numerous schools of philosophical thought attempt to define the concept of God through different approaches and views. This paper examines the dominant arguments for the existence of God and how it is presented by some philosophers, primarily,...
Anselm's ontological argument
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...Anselm marked a significant point in the history of both philosophy and theology, precisely because it signaled a rational examination and consequent proof of the existence of a Supreme Being. Whereas ancient Greek philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, hinted at the existence... God’s Existence: The Ontological Argument It is fairly easy to infer that the question of God’s existence has been posed from the moment man speculated about the origin of life, or perhaps questioned the purpose of existence. In modern times, various answers have been provided, but have mostly failed to satisfy rational inquirers. It should be noted that rational proofs for God’s existence are not new; the advent of St....
Hum final
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...ANSELM The idea of God’s existence is one of the most, if not the most, controversial idea that ever cross the human mind. This particular conception since then became the focal point of philosophical discourses in the medieval period. But, even in the contemporary times the issue of God’s existence is still a major if not the core discourses in philosophy of which questions such as does exist is still a valid inquiry. Let alone to those who are not believers. This inquiry has been popularized by the main stream philosophy that is to say the modern and the contemporary philosophical thinkers. As such, let us look into one of the more intriguing argument... HUM FINAL II ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT BY ST. ANSELM ...
The existence of god
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...Anselm’s Ontological Argument for the Existence of God and Three Philosophical Critiques Every culture and religious grouping has its own divine being associated with defined powerful roles. This implies that there is more to human life than the material world that surrounds us. Anselm’s ontological approach supports the concept that there is a perfect being i.e. God. However, criticisms have arose against Anselm’s approach, the prominent being Gaunilo of Marmoutiers’ Perfect-Island Concept. This paper discusses the logic that God does exist through focusing on the criticisms that Gaunilo, Kant, and Hume’s criticisms to Anselm’s theory. In this way, the analysis will seek to provide... Section/#...
The ontological argument for God's existance
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...Anselm’s First Argument St. Anselm, a Doctor of the Church and Canterbury’s Catholic archbishop, was the first to formulate the Ontological Argument. This argument is conceivably the most bizarre and most intensely debated proof about the existence of God. It has gained the attention of prominent philosophers such as G.W.F. Hegel (who supported Anselm’s claim) and Immanuel Kant (who opposed Anselm’s claim). This proof is most renowned because it asserts that to establish God’s existence, one must depend solely on human reason and that there is no need for evidence or perception. This proof itself depends on the definite concept of God being... ?Running Head: THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD'S EXISTENCE...
The ontological argument for God's existance
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...Anselm’s First Argument St. Anselm, a Doctor of the Church and Canterbury’s Catholic archbishop, was the first to formulate the Ontological Argument. This argument is conceivably the most bizarre and most intensely debated proof about the existence of God. It has gained the attention of prominent philosophers such as G.W.F. Hegel (who supported Anselm’s claim) and Immanuel Kant (who opposed Anselm’s claim). This proof is most renowned because it asserts that to establish God’s existence, one must depend solely on human reason and that there is no need for evidence or perception. This proof itself depends on the definite concept of God being... Running Head: THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GODS EXISTENCE...
Philosophy
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...Anselm runs on similar lines. The ontological argument of St Anselm is that God is the greatest being and no greater being can be conceived. Since no greater being can be conceived it must exist, and therefore God exists. The ontological argument of St Anselm has met with severe criticism. Gaunilo a contemporary of St Anselm uses St Anselms ontological argument to show the deficiency of the argument. If we consider that Lost Island to be superior to be superior to anything that can be conceived, then Lost Island must deemed to be existent, as it is superior to anything that can be conceived, and this is ...
Gaunilo's argument from Anselm's point of view.
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...Anselm of Canterbury. The outline of his argument goes like this; God exists because we cannot imagine another greater being than God and this we believe in our mind. A thing that exists in both our mind and reality is way greater than that which exists in our mind alone. If God as a being exists in our mind, then can we imagine a being that is greater than God? we cannot, therefore God exists. In this argument God is a perfect being. Gaunilo, a fellow monk and believer sought to oppose Anselm’s argument, saying it would force... Ontological arguments seek to make us understand that God exists. We do this through reason: conceiving and not observation. The first ontological argument was proposed by St....
Consciosness in Human Behavior - Ryle and Nagel
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...Anselm and Blaise Pascal The definition of ‘ontology’ is a tricky one to formulate. This is because it is difficult to be free of any bias while formulating its definition. St. Anselm and Blaise Pascal were instrumental in the growth of the field of ontology that sought to establish the existence of God, based... ?Platonic dualism provides human experience with moral value, Cartesian dualism supplies humans with confidence. Affirm or deny this proposition. Dualism, for both Plato and Rene Descartes, implied that the mind and the body would be different and distinct entities. Both these thinkers identified the mind with the soul. This theory, thus, had implications for the metaphysical nature of the human ...
Judaism
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...Anselm Academic, 2013.... Judaism Judaism and Christianity share a lot of common beliefs and practices and form the most unique pair of religions all over the world (Valkenberg, 17). Jews and Christians both use the Bible as their book of reference and source of authority and also worship the same God. Judaism continues to be a central focal point for Christians mainly because; the Christian canon includes the Old Testament which corresponds to the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings in the case of the Jews, and Jesus of Nazareth and all the members of the early churches were all Jews (Valkenberg, 17). Although Jews resemble Christians in many ways, they are not confined to pray or worship in one area...
Philosophy - God's Existence
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...Anselm uses abstract reasoning as proof of God’s existence. He conceives of God as a perfect being, “a being than which nothing greater can be conceived” (Anselm para1). This concept of God is understood even by the non-believer. Therefore, God exists in the understanding and cannot be conceived not to exist. Since the concept of God in understood and exists, God exists in reality. Saint Thomas Aquinas bases his argument on cosmology, which propounds that the existence of the world is contingent and must have a cause... Does God Exist? The existence/non-existence of God is undisputedly one of the earliest and most enduring philosophical arguments to engage human thought. It rouses passion on both sides ...
The Two Matildas: Models of medieval Queenship.
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...Anselm, and the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V among others4. In her house, the Matildas observed values of motherhood and wifehood. For instance, after the first Matilda’s marriage to Henry on 11th November... Medieval History Module Module Number: SOC1325 Academic Year: Seminar Essay Topic: The Two Matilda’s: Models of medieval Queenship.’ Student Number: Introduction There has been an insignificant but increasing body of research elaborating the impact of the queen during the medieval period, especially within the corridors of justice and in the governance at large1. There is a consensus, though, that around 1050 the queen played a significant role in a royal government. The titles of ancient medieval ...
Enclosed in description
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...Anselm, there in nothing that is greater than god that can be conceived. But for those who disbelieve God’s existence, can try and imagine something greater than which cannot be conceived which is another word for God... 1. If questions like ‘what is piety or justice’ is asked to an ordinary person, the answer would probably a dictionary definition that is objective. But Plato does not see it that way. For a seeker, in Plato’s philosophy, the question would be ‘what ought to be’ and not ‘what is’. It is subjective. For example, justice is giving each person his due. It changes according to the acts of each person and a common verdict cannot be provided in all cases. The person seeks universal knowledge....
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...Anselm’s Ontological Argument Presentation: Anselm argues that to understand God a human must first believe in Him and without belief understanding does not occur and one cannot hope to first understand God and then believe in Him. He asserts the Christian faith... Sociology 08 October Philosophy: The Existence of God William Paley’s Teleological Argument Presentation: William Paley presents the case of existence of God through the logic of the existence of a designer for a watch. He states that if a watch exists, there needs to exist a designer for it. Similarly, he maintains that “there cannot be a design without a designer” and in the same manner that the watch is an evidence of the existence of a...
Great Works of Western Philosophy pre-final paper 2
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...Anselm and Thomas Aquinas, respectively. While Anselm’s ontological argument achieved a good amount... Great Works of Western Philosophy Proofs of the existence of God There has been many decades of debate and argumentation with regard to an appropriate and unanimous explanation the proof of the existence of a supreme entity known as God. Propositions have been both in support as well as against the existence of God, and have included practitioners from various genre such as science, philosophy, theology and so on. Among the argumentations, two of the most significant views are the ontological and cosmological argumentation in support of the existence of God, proposed by Italian philosophers Saint Anselm ...
Can the Existence of God be Proven Ontologically?
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...Anselm who used psalms 14... Can the Existence of God be Proven Ontologically? The of religion and more so, the existence of God, is always a sensitive topic, this might be because it is the very core of human life. Many theories about the existence of God have been formulated since time immemorial, most begging to proof that God does exist and some refuting that claim. One of such theories is the ontological argument; in this paper I will argue that this theory is not enough to prove the existence of God. The ontological argument is priori; it seeks to explain the existence of a greater being using logic as to what the appreciative of the superior being that is God is. The theory was popularized by...
Creation and Science (Christianity)
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...Anselm Academic, 2011. Print. Cory, Catherine A, and David T. Landry. The Christian Theological Tradition. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print. Davis, P W, Dean H. Kenyon, and Charles B. Thaxton. Of Pandas and People: The Central Question of Biological Origins. Dallas, TX: Haughton Pub. Co, 1993. Print. Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial (creationism vs evolution). Dir. Gary, Johnstone and Joseph, McMaster. 2007 retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2xyrel-2vI... Religion and science For many centuries, science and religion have been in dispute over the origin of our universe and life on our planet. Both sides have conflicting arguments to the account with each having...
Theology paper
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...Anselm, St. Aquinas, and the great scientist, Blaise Pascal. Anselm ontological premises raised the first argument on the existence of God. His argument purports to a priori proof of God’s existence which is independent of any proof or observation. He argued that because God is God, His existence does not need to be validated by experience to justify that He exists. He concludes that because there is nothing that exists to be greater than God, then it is unimaginable to think that there is no God. St. Aquinas took a different route... Why would an intelligent person not believe in God? The main reason why intelligent person does not believe in God is due to the fact that His existence cannot be verified ...
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...Anselm had argued that existence of God is a pre-requisite of his consideration as God. The same argument was used by Gaunilo who replaced God by island and said that existence of an island is a pre-requisite of its consideration as an island, so all islands ever imagined did exist. Gaunilo had realized Anselm’s argument’s fallacy. Gaunilo introduced the perception of an island that was larger than all other islands in the world, but was lost. It is possible to have the perception of the true existence of such an island because it can be thought. Ideally for a television, such an island would have moved in time or into the space. However, Gaunilo’s... Section Part According to Hume, use of just the a...
What does Pascal make for religious faith in the reading "The Wager"
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...Anselm who placed an ontological argument that because God is God, that his existence does not need to be validated by experience to justify that He exists, Pascal instead argued that one loses nothing in believing in God that it does not hurt to believe in God. In short, Pascal’s evidence can be derived from its possible benefit... Pascal’s Wager In justifying the existence of a Supreme Being or God, philosophers, theologians and scientist alike put forth different methods and idea to base the existence of God. Blaise Pascal, being a scientist proposed a justification on the existence of God from a pragmatist point of view. His philosophical treatise on the existence of God is famously known as...
INTRO TO ART DEFINITIONS / CONCEPTS
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...Anselm Kiefer Anselm Kiefer is a native of Germany born on March 8, 1945 at a placed known as the Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemburg, Germanywho planned to be an artist from the onset. After higher education studies at a university in Freiburg plus a stint at an academy located in Karlsruhe, he made visits to Dusseldorf that influenced his work. Later, he established an art home in Hombach, his great majority of works... Introduction to Art Definitions Concepts Modern Art in China This kind of art, which is referred to as the Chinese Avant-garde, began in the first half of the twentieth century after the emergence of Chinese literature and art. It involved the woodcut movement drawing inspiration from...
What is the significance of Descartes' Cogito argument?
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...Anselm College : Saint Anselm College. Web. 28 June 2011. . "Descartes' Epistemology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Web. 28 June 2011. .... 28 June Assignment Rene Descartes was a famous French philosopher who laid down the Latin ment, ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ which means ‘I think, therefore I am.’ In simple words, this very statement means that if a person has a certain doubt on the fact of his existence, then he may be reminded that since he is the one thinking about this thought, he in itself exists otherwise he would not have been able to process such thinking. This argument of Descartes’ relates to two other theories laid down by him, namely, ‘the Evil Demon’...
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...Anselm’s ontological argument, Anselm believed that God existed because we can conceive of the idea of God. This argument attempted to prove the existence of God through pure a priori reasoning. The premise goes that God is the supreme entity, and nothing greater than God can exist. Nothing greater than God can exist because that being... 1)The analogy of the divided line draws on similar themes to the allegory of the cave. Plato has Socrates explain that the line is divided into foursections. The first and largest section of the line represents the shadows and reflections, the part of the visible world that is a copy of something else, which is not real in and of itself. The next portion is visible ...
Argument sketching
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...Anselm who was a philosopher-theologian as well as the archbishop of Canterbury in the eleventh century (Harris 62). This argues that we will be able to see God’s non-existence as being impossible once we mentally accept and internalize the concept of God. It aims at demonstrating the existence of a perfect supreme being. The First Cause Argument This can be viewed as the second proof of God’s existence. It also referred... College Argument Sketching Thesis The essay will be about the arguments for the existence of God. Some supporters of this argument draw from evidence that is based on history, some on personal experience, and some on science while I personally draw my evidence from philosophy. There ...
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...Anselm and Aquinas Anselm made an argument on the existence of God, which was comprehensive and ontological and divided into two. His argument begins with for god beyond whom nothing else can be conceived in that it is the greatest quality, power, love, intelligence, and truth (Neal). The above name creates the basis for his argument in relation to the intrinsic quality of God’s existence regarding divine nature and the absolute necessity of God’s existence concerning the above-mentioned nature. This makes his argument on the existence of God an argument solely based on reason and that requires... Plato Plato argues against the divine command theory of morality based on a number of principles that show...
Outline for Examining Three Contemporary Artworks
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...Anselm, Across the Rationalist Veil. E-Flux Journal#8. (2009) pp. 1-10. Print. Irvin Sherri, Museums and the Shaping of Contemporary Artworks. Draft. For Definitive Version. (2006) PP. 143-156. Print. Mullane Mathew. The Aesthetic Ear: Sound Art, Jacques Ranciere and the Politics of Listening. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture. (2010), Vol. 2, Print.... (College) Artworks Introduction and Thesis Indubitably, many recent art works are closely tied to anthropology and holds great resemblance to reverse ethnography. Franke (2009) affirms that the recent art work adopts documentary techniques or goes ahead to borrow from travelogue. The study purposes to examine the resemblance and further comparison...
Nursing Theory
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...Anselm Strauss was used to investigate patients dying in California hospitals (p. xv). The Glaserian grounded theory is an inductive qualitative methodology that permits the researcher to identify the main problem of a group of persons and the behaviors they use to solve their main problem; thus, this theory applies to research. In this theory the main assumptions are: 1) the fundamental concern and core category will emerge with consistent use of the theory, 2) the social organization... Nursing Theory due: I agree with Becky Samitt that nursing theory in research assists nursesin discovering new knowledge. According to Artinian, Giske & Cone (2009), the grounded theory founded by Barney G. Glaser and...
Music History
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...Anselm Hughes. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford UP, 1954. 353-404. Questia. Web. 6 Dec. 2013. Bent, Margaret ."Old Hall MS"; "Sources, Medieval, England"; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Stanley Sadie. 20 vol. London, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1980. Print. Birely, Robert. The Refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700      . Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1999. Print. Bland, Alexander. A History of Ballet and Dance in the Western World. New York: Praeger Publishers.1999. Print. Bukofzer, Manfred F. "Vi English Church Music of the Fifteenth Century." Ars Nova and the Renaissance... ?Part I Chapter 6 Discuss the role of music in ancient Greek society,...
George Mead
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...Anselm 18). He also met with William James though they never studied together. After the death of his father, his mother took over from him and taught at Oberlin for almost two years. In 1890, she later transferred from the school to become the president at Mount Holyoke College up to 1900. Mead had a different perception from his parents as he decided to become a non-believer and a naturalist after he had completed college. This sometimes did not do well with his livelihood since he had religious teachings from his parents and community. He wanted to work as a Christian social worker though he wanted this to be his career. However, after sometimes he... George Mead Introduction George Mead is an...
Socrates theory
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...Anselm's ontological argument, Anselm believed that God existed because we can conceive of the idea of God. This argument attempted to prove the existence of God through pure a priori reasoning. The premise goes that God is the supreme entity, and nothing greater than God can exist. Nothing greater than God can exist because that being would... The analogy of the divided line draws on similar themes to the allegory of the cave. Plato has Socrates explain that the line is divided into four sections. The first and largest section of the line represents the shadows and reflections, the part of the visible world that is a copy of something else, which is not real in and of itself. The next portion is...
In what ways did the early Christians Ecumenical Councils develop the Churchs understanding of Jesus?
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...Anselm Academic, 2009. Page 22 Mueller, J J. Theological Foundations, Concepts and Methods for Understanding Christian Faith. Winona: Anselm Academic, 2011. Page 17-29 Tanner, Norman P. Decrees of The Ecumenical Councils. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 1990. Page 26-53 Thomas Bokenkotter. A Concise History of The Catholic Church. New york: Doubleday, 1977. Page 92-97... Ways in Which the Early Christian Ecumenical Councils Developed the Church’s Understanding of Jesus Various early Christian doctrines developed and were shaped over time. The early Ecumenical Councils were pivotal in the development of such doctrines which served as a foundation for the church and Christianity. When...
Art History
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...Anselm Kiefer Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor or a blending of both incorporated with set design, filmmaking, performance and other forms of the arts including religion (Smith, P 3). He has exhibited in Grand Palais in Paris for his 2007 Solo Show, and another in 2009 called “In the Beginning” which was a primal theatre work of plot-free music. In his recent Gagogesian Gallery show considered middlebrow art, it was seen as cathartic, either for its title “Next Year in Jerusalem” or its featured works of industrial and natural environment wastes, old bath tub, decaying metals, and his signature depressive if not destructive presentation... Contemporary Artists and their New Techniques...
Does God Exsist
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...Anselm's Proslogion. After examining both sides of the issue the paper will determine how Aquinas successfully argues the existence of God. Summary The main argument that Aquinas presents is clear: God exists. Aquinas argues this by first, outlining two objections to the existence of God. These objections will be discussed in more detail later. He then, counters these objections by outlining five reasons for God's existence. The first reason Aquinas gives for the existence of God is the concept of motion. He argues... DOES GOD EXIST By Tina Kerr Introduction. One of the most debated topics throughout history has been the existence of God. An eternal, all-good and almighty being appears to be a hard...
Analysis of the Cartesian Proof for the Existence of God
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...Anselm, a Benedictine monk who was the first to offer a rational proof for God’s existence. Anselm argues that to have an understanding of God as that than which nothing greater can be conceived, entails the acceptance of God’s existence since such a conception necessitates existence. He states: Therefore... February 13, 2006 Analysis of the Cartesian Proof for the Existence of God Rene Descartes’ philosophical enterprise is best understood within the context of the influential philosophical school of rationalism. Regarded as the father of modern philosophy, Descartes’ proof for God’s existence is characterized by a rational inquiry, purporting to prove through the faculty of reason that God must...
Paul Klee "Creative Credo"
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...Anselm Feuerbach, a German artist who believed that artists must have a chair in order to work. Feuerbach thinking is that the chair will rest the artist's legs hence enabling him to better devote his mind to his painting. He believed that time was necessary in order to make great art, and he didn't believe that it should be rushed. Klee also considers space to be a very important concept when regarding art. He believe that movement was essential to art, on both the artist's and the viewer's part. The artist in that his eye can focus on an object of the painting, focus on another part, and, depending on how much he enjoyed the first part, refocus... "Art does not produce the visible; rather, it...
Great Works of Western Philosophy pre-final paper
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...Anselm and Aquinas, Italian philosophers and theologians. Anselm provides ontological argumentation on the existence of God in his Proslogion. The main arguments of Anselm are the following: God is the greatest being, a being than which nothing greater can be conceived of. God exists in our understanding and reality as well. Therefore, God truly exists. Anselm argues that the existence of God provides two possibilities to ponder: either a) God exists in reality, or b) there is no God at all... Great Works of Western Philosophy Plato and Aristotle Plato’s dialogues contain some of the most significant philosophical arguments of Socrates. For instance, Meno is a dialogue between Socrates and a young man...
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