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The Cosmological Argument For the Existence of God

Posted By Thomas Perez. August 10, 2010 at 8:52pm. Copyright 2010.

The teleological argument (or the “argument from design”) is an argument for God’s existence based on the belief that the complexity in the universe argues for a creator. 4,505 more words

The Theological Thought


“Letting-go of all grasping intelligence and of its power, disarming it, recognizing that this occurrence… was not necessary and is scarcely foreseeable, a privation in the face of Is it happening?

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It's a shame euros do not portray the faces of great European intellectuals

Next week marks two very important birthdays: Immanuel Kant (22nd April) and William Shakespeare (23rd April). Kant is arguably one of the most important philosophers in the history of philosophy, and similarly William Shakespeare is generally regarded as the greatest playwright to grace the earth. 191 more words


The Real of the Real

I am too easily influenced by each admonitory sensation following each decision however insignificant consequently I rarely proceed with any of various ideas toward alteration that might constitute the beginning of a plan from the front porch the sun is low on the horizon and blindingly brilliant I indulge my impulse to look at it until I recoil at the glare paused with ambiguous vacillation I have misjudged the situation yet again I have said too much or not enough which I do not know which of course is a ridiculous way of inventorying the facts and assessing the questionable aspects of an approach that clearly failed it is a pity that I cannot remember a smidgen of Kant to have at my disposal even though my particular take on what I have come to think I know suggests that I do I am too filled with an un-aimed urgency a hurried demeanor that knocks over a mug of coffee soon after setting it down on the edge of the coffee table I see a lot of spilled liquid there is the essential element always in plain sight and clearly evident but to me still hidden the obvious perspective that is the position from which to effectively see that is not a dream  113 more words

Literary Fiction

Practical and Intellectual Wisdom

Disclaimer: This is not a deliberation on Aristotle’s Practical Wisdom (Phronesis) account in the Nicomachean Ethics VI, or even a commentary on Kant’s Critique of Practical reasoning. 389 more words

Kant on Enlightenment

Excerpted from What is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant (1784):

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one’s understanding without another’s guidance. 64 more words