aquinas sept - September 20, 2010 Agenda: deductive...

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September 20, 2010 Agenda: deductive arguments for the existence of God * Aquinas * Anselm I. Objectives: A. Application of Logos B. Great works II. Preliminaries A. Definition of God: A being with the following properties: All-Knowing, All-powerful, and all-good. (All-PKG) atheistic belief is a belief that the All-PKG does not exist. B. a priori vs. a posteriori. Distinction concerns by how to determine the truth of a belief? --a posteriori, means, by sensation. Example: All fish swim. It is raining outside. --a priori, means, by reason alone (by definition). Examples: All bachelors are unmarried men. 2 + 3 = 5, A triangle is a three-sided figure the sum of angles = 180 degrees. Aquinas's five ways are arguments, with premises that are determined to be true by a posteriori means. Anselm's argument has premises that are determined to be true by a priori means. Argument from motion: 1. The natural world includes objects in motion. 2. In the natural world, objects in motion are always sent into motion by objects other
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