Lecture3.ppt - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Preliminary Issues...

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PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Preliminary Issues: Agreement vs. Tolerance Different Religions ARE Incompatible Religious Claims Aren’t True FOR Individuals Reason and Faith Unusual Standards For Belief Recent Trends Go Against Western Tradition Classic Trinity Of Arguments For Belief In God: Ontological , Cosmologica l and Teleological
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The Ontological Argument Background: Important Concepts, Ideas and Distinctions: A Priori and A Posteriori Arguments Existing vs. Non-Existing Things Everest vs. Fountain of Youth Possible vs. Impossible vs. Necessary Things Unicorns, Round Squares and ???
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Background For Ontological Argument (cont.) Existence In Reality vs. Existence in Understanding Undiscovered Planet Has Only Former Sherlock Holmes Has Only Latter George Bush Has Both Perfections “Great-Making” Qualities; Properties That Make Something Better Key Idea: Existence In Reality Is A Perfection
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Background (cont.) “Reductio ad Absurdum” Argument
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Lecture3.ppt - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Preliminary Issues...

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