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Gödel’s Argument, Background

  • Melvin Fitting
Part of the Trends in Logic book series (TREN, volume 12)

Abstract

There are many directions from which people have tried to prove the existence of God. There have been arguments based on design: a complex universe must have had a designer. There have been attempts to show that the existence of an ethical sense implies the existence of God. There have been arguments based on causality: trace the chain of effect and cause backward and one must reach a first cause. Ontological arguments seek to establish the existence of God based on pure logic: the principles of reasoning require that God be part of ones ontology.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin Fitting
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  1. 1.Lehman College and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

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