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Vivian Yang Sungwon Woo Philosophy100, summer 2010 Due: 06/28/10 The teleological argument for God’s Existence There are three arguments for God’s Existence, the ontological, cosmological and the teleological argument. The ontological argument argues that God has no flaws, that God is the definition of perfection and since “existence is a perfect”, God must exist. However, according to Kant, an idea should define its meaning, however existence is not a property that an idea can have or lack. Thus, to simply exist does not contribute to the idea’s meaning, it cannot be a property of an idea. The cosmological argument claims that every event has a “cause and an effect” and if this is true, then God must have a cause, because according to this argument an “uncaused cause cannot exist”, because that would contradict the conclusion. Since the conclusion is not supported by the premises the argument is invalid, if the argument is invalid, it is not sound, thus it fails to prove the existence of God. Lastly, the teleological argument for God’s existence argues that our universe is analogous to any human-made creation. In other words, items made by humans are designed to serve a purpose, suggesting that the universe parallels these manmade items as it should also be designed to serve a purpose. Furthermore,
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