Argument and Logic - Argument and Logic- Augustine on God...

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Argument and Logic- Augustine on God and Time The excerpt is stating that God created the world out of nothing and that God is beyond time. The excerpt goes on to talk about how time exists only on the human mind. Augustine states, “ God does not exist in time; instead, time began with the creation by God of the world.” (Augustine, 2008, Chap. 5, p. 83.) The excerpt says that only the present exists because the past is no more and the future is not yet. But on the other hand, certain things did happen in the past, and other things will happen in the future, therefore, past and future are quite real. The present of things past is memory; the present of things present is sight; and the present of things future is expectation. Augustine states that time only exists in the mind therefore, before God created us, there was no time. The argument that is used in this excerpt is used by pointing out that there was no time before God created us. Augustine believes that time is a subjective phenomenon.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course PHI PHI105 taught by Professor Richardpowell during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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