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UWSP - Phil 100 - Philosophy 100 Professor Charles Joshua Horn Class

School: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Department: OTHER
Course: Intro to Philosophy
Professor: Agnieszka Bolinska
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: philosophy, Gods, #Philosophy1 #Intro #Arguments #Meaning, arguments, St.Anselm, beliefs, and A Priori
Name: Philosophy 100 Professor Charles Joshua Horn Class #2 Notes
Description: Hey Everyone! Here are some more notes for our second awesome day of class. Hope this helps!
Uploaded: 01/24/2018
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background image   Philosophy 100  Professor Charles Joshua  Horn   (Class #2 Daily Notes)    
 
Highlight  ​= Important Principle            ​Highlight​ = Important Concept           ​Highlight​ = Key Term   
 
Class #2  January 23, 2018 11:00-12:15 Central Time  Why Believe in God?  - It isn’t a CONCEPT, but rather, a BELIEF  - When God revealed himself to Moses as a burning bush, that was belief by 
sight/experience. 
- If you don’t trust whoever is proclaiming the idea...you probably won’t want to believe it.  - Whether the argument testifying that God does or does not exist is good or bad, it should 
have no effect on what we ourselves choose to believe. 
- What kind of God are we even talking about?  - There is the  ​God of Philosophers​, meaning he is the God of “reason”.  That is the God  who is omnipotent.  He is God because of his power/properties.  He is omniscient and 
benevolent. 
- The  ​God of Abraham​ is different.  That is the God of “revelation”.  He is the God who  commanded Abraham to sacrifice he son and whom the verse “and God so loved the 
world…” is based from. 
- What kinds of arguments are out there?  - There is the  ​A Priori​ argument which is based on concepts but NOT on experience.    - Then there is the  ​A Posteriori​ argument which instead is based on experience and NOT  on concepts.  Such as believing God exists because He created the universe and just by 
looking around, you have experienced that phenomenon your entire life. 
- What is a reductio ad absurdum argument?  - Saint Anselm’s argument regarding the existence of God is an example of a  ​reductio ad  absurdum ​ argument because it can be reduced to a contradiction.  - Suppose P  - If P, then Q  - But Q is absurd…  which implies a contradiction.  - Therefore P is false (or in other words, it isn’t the case).  - How does this all play out for atheists then?  - Atheists believe that God exists in the understanding but not in reality.    - Existence is reality, however, is much MUCH greater than existence in the understanding  alone.  - Let’s wrap up the concept of God’s existence 

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School: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Department: OTHER
Course: Intro to Philosophy
Professor: Agnieszka Bolinska
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: philosophy, Gods, #Philosophy1 #Intro #Arguments #Meaning, arguments, St.Anselm, beliefs, and A Priori
Name: Philosophy 100 Professor Charles Joshua Horn Class #2 Notes
Description: Hey Everyone! Here are some more notes for our second awesome day of class. Hope this helps!
Uploaded: 01/24/2018
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