Preparing for Quiz 9
In this section we learn about arguments for the existence of a Judeo-Christian type
of God. We examine both the arguments and critiques of the arguments.
This is the material for Quiz 9.
Objectives for Quiz 9
should be able to answer the following essay questions:
Descartes was aware of all the usual cosmological and teleological
arguments for God, but he doesn’t use them anywhere
in the Meditations, even though a primary goal of
the work was to demonstrate the existence of God.
Why doesn’t Descartes employ cosmological and teleological arguments in the Meditations?
Explain clearly why Kant objected to the ontological argument.
Explain the difference between a priori and a posteriori arguments for God.
Readings for Quiz 9
The reading assignments for this section are: