phil 120 10-9-09 Philosophy Notes

Phil 120 - 1 A well-built house must have an intelligent maker 2 The world is like a well-built house all of its parts function in harmony ← ←

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“Does God Exist”? (Pg. 16-28) GOD: Not about Aristotle's god, but Judeo-Christian conceptions of God SENSE EXPERIENCE We experience things, and through experience we gain knowledge First mover = non-physical Causal Theist: Causal - God makes everything happen and he was the initial 1. Everything has a cause 2. We can’t imagine an infinite chain of causes. _____________________________________ Therefore, there must be a first cause. That cause is God. Design Theist:
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Unformatted text preview: 1. A well-built house must have an intelligent maker. 2. The world is like a well-built house; all of its parts function in harmony ← ________________________________________________________ ← Therefore, the world must have an intelligent maker. ← Atheist: Only ignorant people believe in religion 1. Problem of evil is an additional reason not to believe in God Theist = someone who believes God exists Atheist = someone who does not believe God exists...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor Michelman during the Fall '09 term at Wofford.

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