John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.

Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.

The necessary connection between cause and effect.

In this essay I will be attempting to explain what the necessary connection between cause and effect entails, and whether or not it is logically founded. I will be looking at Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Hume and Kant respectively to set out the problem with causality and what kind of conclusions can be made about it … Continue reading The necessary connection between cause and effect.

The Phenomenological Epoché.

In this essay I will be attempting to explain the phenomenological method and Epoché before studying what it does and does not accomplish. First of all I will be defining phenomenology and setting out Edmund Husserl's (1859-1938) method. When this is done I will be looking into Husserl's Epoché by showing how he was influenced … Continue reading The Phenomenological Epoché.

Does this universe suggest a God?

In this essay I will attempting to concentrate on the argument from design and whether or not the existence of regularity and order in this world (Universe) provide compelling evidence for the existence of God. I will begin with a brief explanation of what the teleological argument is. I will then put forward Thomas Aquinas' (1225-1274) version of the … Continue reading Does this universe suggest a God?

Is it a contradiction to deny God’s existence?

In this essay I will be looking at the ontological argument in order to find out if it demonstrates that there is a contradiction in denying the existence of God. I will begin with a short description of what exactly the ontological argument is. Then I will put forward Saint Anselm of Canterbury's (1033–1109) ontological argument, using Gaunilo of Marmoutiers (11th-century) … Continue reading Is it a contradiction to deny God’s existence?