Often, miracles have been seen as evidence of deity. Throughout the New Testament, tales of miracles occurring by the hands of God working through Jesus Christ are told as truth. Ignoring the amount of proof there has been found about the resurrection of Christ and various other miracles told in the Bible, David Hume believes miracle to be a fallacy. According to Hume, no matter how much proof there is, since miracles are contradictory to natural law, they cannot exist. Hume states that the laws of nature were built on concrete, unchangeable experiences and because any miracle can be imagined, a miracle should be understood as false. He gives the example of a healthy man who dies has been seen time and time. To Hume this event is more probable rather than a dead man brought back to life since it has never been seen. Hume declares if a person where ever to tell him that a man raised from the dead, his immediate reaction would be either this person was lied to or is lying to me. A lie would seem more probable in this case. Hume asserts no experience of a miracle would ever be true unless if it was just a lie. He also verifies that no miracle has ever occurred because one has never been established on full evidence. A person should believe an event that has greater evidence. For me, this argument is not sufficient and a bit contradictory. How can one not believe in miracles if a person sees something unexplainable happen in front of them? Does that person than believe that there eyes have then deceived them and the event cannot be true because it does not follow the natural laws? Everyday people witness miracles, but to Hume miracles do not exist so they would be liars. An example would be if a man were to witness a family member’s cancer just disappear out of the astonishment of the doctors and nurses. This would be a miracle, an event that has occurred before that no one has an explanation for. Although, according to Hume, this event is not possible since it defies the natural laws. Also, in reference to Hume, a person should believe the event that has the most evidence. Today, with the right tools, I can…
Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche Attacks on Religion
Religion, belief in God, and Christianity has received sharp critics by some of the well-known philosophers in history. This made them come with their own view of human nature, value, and origin. Their argument has stimulated research in the field of religion and philosophy to enable researchers to come up with a comprehensive insight into their schools of thought. This paper…
What is my Philosophy of life? To be honestly, I never thought about it in dept enough to really have a definition. I live to work hard and have a good future. I am a people pleaser, but can be real honest and harsh when I have too. I do not like to waste my time with people that are lazy and have not self respect others. Fighting and arguing is not my cup of tea, but if it is some I am passionate about I will fight in till the end. What I have learned from taking this…
Social and Political Philosophy
The best form of Government is a Democracy because it’s a way to have the citizens involved. Nobody wants to live in a place where there is one ruler who controls it all without having a say in the matter. Justice is moral relevance based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity or fairness. Governments gain legitimate rule by casting votes and the citizens decide. I believe men and women should be equal because today men and women are capable…
What are the different branches of philosophy, and what are they about?
The six branches that are used in philosophy are metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, aesthetics, and both political and social philosophy.
Metaphysics is based around studying the ultimate characteristics of reality or existence. When Metaphysics is used it involves discussing borderlines of self-realization and the concepts of the nature of reality and life. What is the meaning of life? Who are you…
Hellenistic Period. This period created breakthroughs in Science, Literature, Math, Philosophy, and especially religion. There were over 60 religions during the Hellenistic Period, but there were two dominant ones that gained much popularity. These two religions were known as Stoicism and Epicureanism.
The Stoics followed Zeno of Citium (who was a philosophy teacher that taught in the Stoa Poikile. The religion and philosophy focused on a man’s “self-sufficiency”, and “peace of mind.” Man was viewed as…
What is Philosophy?
Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence especially when considered as an academic discipline. Philosophy is also a set of views and theories of a particular philosopher concerning such study or an aspect of it. Philosophy comes from the Greek word ‘philosophia’ which means ‘our love of wisdom. We use philosophy in our everyday lives from such simple questions like ‘is it going to rain today?’ ‘What am I going to wear today?’ and…
Religion and philosophy have helped shape cultures and people throughout history. Rome and China are two of the most prominent examples of how religion and philosophy can help develop an entire empire. Religion and philosophy helped Rome and China form better political and societal structures, and it helped Rome's people behave due to the moral obligations that came with Christianity's Ten Commandments.
Qin China's emperor, Shi Huangdi, suppressed Confucianism and Daoism in favor of Legalism…
This paperwork of LIB 315 Week 2 Discussion Question 1 Traditional Views of Nature comprises:
Based on your reading of Part II of the textbook, how have traditional religions or philosophies helped to shape our understanding of and our conduct towards nature? Compare and contrast two different views of nature.
General Questions - General General Questions
The Connection between Nature and Spirit . Gottlieb asks, “Of what value is nature?” Based on your reading of…
the world both philosophy and religion are studies heavily. Although both have completely different definitions and meanings, they provide us with and explanation and knowledge of God. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, philosophy is defined as being a “pursuit of wisdom”, “a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means”, and “an analysis of the grounds and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs.” Philosophy is a unique type…
Philosophy of Religion
The Design Argument
The Cosmological Argument
Religion and Morality
The problem of evil
War and peace
1. On the unit 1 exam, you will answer 3 essay questions. Either 2 philosophy and 1 ethics, or 2 ethics and 1 philosophy (you choose) in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Each 2 part question takes 35 minutes to answer.
2. You need to prepare 5 topics: either 3 philosophy and 2 ethics, or 3…