Name Tutor Course Date Strongest argument for the existence of God Thomas Aquinas First way argument is the strongest argument for the existence of God. The argument follows a posteriori structure in that it argues from experience using evidence from the five senses and drawing conclusion from them. Aquinas proves that since everything that moves is moved by another there must therefore be an Unmoved mover which is God. In The First Way: Argument from Motion Aquinas’ commences with the empirical observation of motion in the world by saying that ” Our senses prove that some things are in motion”. In this Thomistic contingency argument Aquinas God. However the point that Aquinas highlights is that God must exist to explain everything else that exists in the universe. Therefore The First Way: Argument from Motion is a strong argument for the existence of God. He says ” Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover put in motion by no other; and this everyone understands to be God”. Works cited Jordan A Neil Lockyer and Edwin Tate. Philosophy of Religion for a Level. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes 2012. Print. Tweeten David. "Clearing a ‘Way’for Aquinas: How the Proof from Motion Concludes to God." Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. Vol. 70. 2016. [...]
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