Argument for the Existance of GOD - Running Head PHILOSOPHY...

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Running Head: PHILOSOPHY1Existence of GodStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
PHILOSOPHY 2Part 1The existence of God is demonstrated by Aquinas in theSumma TheologiaeIa 2.3, bydelivering five demonstrations commonly referred to as five ways. In each and everydemonstration, Aquinas recognizes certain observable portent and then try to demonstrate thatthe cause of that potent is not any other person or supernatural existence but God. The fiveAquinas phenomenon to demonstrate the existence of God include: the existence of efficientcauses, motion, the reality of contingency, the end directed activity of natural objects; and thedifferent grades of perfection in the natural order. These phenomena demonstrations aresummarized version of his arguments that he addresses at length. Aquinas uses premises anddraws conclusion from the phenomena in explaining the existence of God (Thomas, &Dominicans, 1955).First premise. The first premise like any other Aquinas arguments, begins by referring toa factual observation corning the world such as the causal effects that yield different effects.Although Aquinas do not give account about what the effects are, we can make generalassumptions would comprise significant changes (corruption and generation of substance) anddifferent instances of motion, such as local motion, alteration, decrease, and increase. There is nopoint in proving this premise since its truth is manifestly obvious, and therefore Aquinas uses itas an argument reason of departure (Thomas, & Dominicans, 1955).Second premise. According to Aquinas second premise, it is not possible for any being tobe efficient cause of itself. He then questions, why self-causal is impossible. In order make theargument simple, we can deliberate what it would mean for a being to be the cause of its own

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