19. Tuesday, November 17, 2009

19. Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - PHL100Y1 Lecture November...

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PHL100Y1 Lecture November 17, 2009 Theodicy Cf. Leibniz “the best of all possible worlds” Cf. Voltaire “Candide” Lisbon Earthquake (1711) cf. Kant on proofs for existence Physico- theological a posteriori – you have to go out and use your Fve senses to kjdajgdksfakshfajshf hush conclude Cosmological Ontological a priori – not prior in time but prior to experience or the need of experience *St. Anselm vs. Gaunilo Ontological Argument (from Saint Anselm) Existence is good (P). Existent things > non-existent things (1) God is, per deFnition, the Supreme Being (A) God is TBTWNGCBI (3) (The being by which nothing greater can be imagined) Existent God > non-existent God (2) God must exist (3,4,5) Or: God essence necessarily includes his existence. Objection Premises/axioms are faulty ‘greatness’ need not include existence Perfect Island analogy – You can still talk about the island without knowing that it actually exists. ±or example going to Church and believing in God without actual
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19. Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - PHL100Y1 Lecture November...

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