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The intellect is immaterial

Grapes42
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By intellect I mean the rational thinking aspect of the person. By immaterial I mean the intellect is not made of matter. I will be using a formulation of an argument by St. Thomas Aquinas, below. 1. In order for the intellect to have knowledge of X, the intellect must at least have some sort of interaction with X or with Y, if Y can produce knowledge of X. 2. The concept of truth is not a material object and no interaction with a group of material objects can produce knowledge of th...

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Aquinas' first way succeeds as a proof for the existence of God

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Wylted

Before debating this argument some background information must be established. Keep in mind that the argument and information given have nothing directly to do with the Big Bang and the beginning of the universe, that is a different argument altogether. Rather this argument deals with a current cause of the universe. To be actual is for something to be in its present state (eg. a frozen ice cube) To be potential is a possible state for a thing, that is not yet actual for that thing (eg. a...

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The existence of God can be logically demonstrated using Aquinas' Second Way argument

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Here is the argument. 1. There are things that are limited. 2. Something limited, is limited by something else. C: Ultimately, limited things are limited by something unlimited, which limits the other things in the way it chooses to. This unlimited thing is God....

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Aquinas' First Way succeeds

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The challengeBurden of proof lies on Pro to show that Aquinas' First Way demonstrates the existence of a purely actual, unmoved mover, as understood in the Aristotelian/Thomistic sense.Rules:Remain respectful at all times.5 rounds.Round 1 is for Pro to state his opening case.No new arguments after round 4.I look forward to a great debate!...

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