Reli. Notes 16

Reli. Notes 16 - o Method to find truth not through senses...

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Jonathan Edwards: o “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” o Predestination: God knows and controls outcomes in advance Some argue that God does not choose, but merely predicts (Arminianism) Edwards defends a strict predestination, is anti-Arminianism Believes God chooses outcomes, but humans are still responsible for their “choices” Select few who are destined for heaven will act like perfect humans would anyway Irresistible grace Early Modern Philosophers Rene Descartes: o Lays foundations for scientific age o Respected the certainty of math, wanted philosophy to be the same
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Unformatted text preview: o Method to find truth not through senses but through rationality o Cogito ergo sum: One thing its impossible to doubt is I think, therefore I am o Argues that the soul/ consciousness would exist without the body o Animals dont have consciousness that humans have o We know our minds better than our bodies o Res cogito vs. res extensa: Mind/ body separation Location of pineal gland in the brain is the location of the immaterial soul o Idea of infinite perfection in his own mind: Must have been implanted there by perfect being (God)...
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