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Five Proofs of the Existence of God

Five Proofs of the Existence of God Five Proofs of the Existence of God provides a detailed updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important but in recent years largely neglected philosophical proofs of God s e

  • Title: Five Proofs of the Existence of God
  • Author: Edward Feser
  • ISBN: 9781621641339
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • Five Proofs of the Existence of God provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important but in recent years largely neglected philosophical proofs of God s existence the Aristotelian proof, the Neo Platonic proof, the Augustinian proof, the Thomistic proof, and the Rationalist proof.This book also offers a detailed treatment ofFive Proofs of the Existence of God provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important but in recent years largely neglected philosophical proofs of God s existence the Aristotelian proof, the Neo Platonic proof, the Augustinian proof, the Thomistic proof, and the Rationalist proof.This book also offers a detailed treatment of each of the key divine attributes unity, simplicity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth showing that they must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs Finally, it answers at length all of the objections that have been leveled against these proofs.This book offers as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism which gives aid and comfort to atheism.

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    1. Before I start this review I should clarify what this book is. In Five Proofs of the Existence of God Edward Feser presents five arguments for God, inspired by Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, and Leibniz, rebuts common objections to them, and tries to establish that the "God" that these arguments establish is the same unique, omnipotent, omniscient, etc, god of classical theism. What this book is not is an account of those arguments themselves. You're going to find very little historica [...]

    2. I already knew the common understanding of Aristotle's physics and metaphysics is completely wrong and unfair (due to taking a history of science class that had us read actual source material), but I still had several misconceptions that Feser was able to help clear up in regards to his notions of change and cause.I found the first (Aristotelian) and last ("rationalist") arguments to be "good" (valid, difficult to refute, plausible premises, etc), while I had major problems with the other three. [...]

    3. While a challenging read and very philosophical, this book gives impressive arguments from philosophy supporting the existence of one God. It was surprising to me that both Plato and Aristotle reasoned to many of the attributes of the Judeo-Christian god through natural reasoning.The qualities are: one, immutable, eternal, immaterial, incorporeal, perfect, fully good, omnipotent, intellent, and omniscient. Feser also gives an excellent critique of the "new atheists" and scientism. More than othe [...]

    4. My only complaint is that it had to end*. Some initial thoughts:The counter arguments are horrible, far worse than I'd thought: What caused G-d? Quantum particles pop out of nothing so why can't the universe? Even if there's some non-contingent layer of Reality there's no reason to say it's Divine. All of these objections are refuted. Completely. The first one is exposed as missing the whole point of the arguments. Feser's treatment of the last objection is nothing short of a tour de force. You [...]

    5. I just finished this book a few minutes ago and felt compelled to write about it. This is one of the best books of the existence of God I have ever read, and I've been studying this subject for roughly fifteen years. Feser defends five 'proofs' or metaphysical arguments for God's existence: (1) the Aristotelian 'argument from motion/change' to an Unmoved Mover, defended in Aristotle's 'Metaphysics', (2) the Neoplatonic 'argument from composition' to an absolutely simple being, defended in Plotin [...]

    6. Fantastic!I have been a fan of Dr Feser for awhile. But this book just blows me away, it is one of the finest books ever written on the existence of God.I would highly recommend this book and Feser's book on Aquinas.

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