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Surname 1 Student’s Name Professors Name: Philosophy Date Aquinas’ third way to prove God’s existence This is one of the Aquinas’ five ways for proving God’s existence. This is derived from the concepts of possibility and necessity. In his argument, he says that naturally, there are things that can be and those that cannot be because while they are generated, they are also corrupted. He goes ahead to argue that something that is not possible to be, cannot always exist. According to Aquinas therefore, if everything does not have the ability to exist, then at a particular time nothing existed. If the above idea could have been true, then nothing would have been existing even now. This is due to the fact that one thing exists only through another that is already existing. According to this argument, Aquinas tries to explain that the non-existing things are created or originate from those that already exist. This is absurd. According to him, it is not possible for everything to have had the possibility of existing, but there is something whose existence

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