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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

No, it is not true that all religions can be summarized as a single principle. What principle would that be? Belief in an afterlife or immortality of the soul There are religions that have no such ...
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Is faith just a consolation for the common folk?

Assuming you refer to religious faith (because faith in my potential is not a consolation under any perspective). Answer to your question: Faith is not necessarily a consolation, because that would ...
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Is faith just a consolation for the common folk?

Faith is a way of dealing with the unknown and incalculable. Knowledge is control; knowledge is the way the human will exerts power over circumstance. But where we lack knowledge we lack control, and ...
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Who came up with the "Proof of the Truthful" name for Avicenna's argument for God's existence?

With little searching I found that there is a recent book of translations: Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics An Analysis and Annotated Translation by Shams C. Inati that ...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

If Google is correct and there are roughly 10,000 distinct religions worldwide, it makes sense to be very wary of any answers which profess to know what 'all religions' say. It would also make sense ...
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How should one treat probability in taking a decision?

It depends on subjective criteria. For example, you may decide that a difference of 0.2% is not significant to you, and conclude "do nothing". Or you might use a Pascal wager type argument. ...
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Why do scholars not consider Avicenna's "proof of the truthful" to be the first ontological argument?

The classification of arguments for God's existence into ontological, cosmological and teleological is due to Kant, and Kant had to group together arguments rather coarsely to fit the broad variety of ...
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How does "Plotinian discussion of unity and multiplicity" contribute to Al-Kindi's cosmological argument?

The True One does not "pop up" suddenly; it is present from the start [first page, see page 55 of Engl.transl.]: "The True One exists necessarily, and therefore beings exist." Then, after a long ...
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What is the impact of Islamic philosophy on European philosophy and science

It is well known that Islamic cultures transmitted our modern 'Arabic' numerals from India, which are far better than Roman ones. Also that they preserved and translated Aristotle, Plato & other ...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

Do all religions summarize into the same principle? There are probably several unifying ideas that are common to all religions. Let me offer one: No one ever dies, really. By this statement I mean ...
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Is faith just a consolation for the common folk?

The religious context often characterizes faith as a „leap into faith“. The term expresses that faith has to abandon the usual and tested methods to reach certainty. Faith presumes the absence of ...
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Is faith just a consolation for the common folk?

Faith has developed a specific soteriological role in Christianity, in the discourse around 'justification by works' vs 'justification by faith' in relation to salvation, in the contention between ...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

Let me tell you a rather famous joke that was voted best religious joke. Its author is Emo Philips. Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "...
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Did Muslim Philosophers copy the Greek Philosophy?

Western philosophy is just a little too hung up on Greek philosophy. Lets recall that even Plato said this and reminded his readers that philosophy has antecendents and in his case he pointed to the ...
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Does Actus Purus (pure act) necessitate that God is his attributes / God has no real attributes

The Latin term „actus purus“ is a term from scholastic philosophy. It means that God is a being with all his properties developed to the highest degree. The classical reference is Thomas Aquinas, ...
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What is the impact of Islamic philosophy on European philosophy and science

There's an out of print book (1978) that's a good starting place. Its titled Philosophy East/Philosophy West: A Critical Comparison of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, and European Philosophy there are 5 ...
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Was Mohammed a philosopher?

Philosophy involves a quest for knowledge. Both Jesus and Mohammad possessed all knowledge requisite to their missions, if one accepts their teachings, without having to seek knowledge. Knowledge was ...
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Who came up with the "Proof of the Truthful" name for Avicenna's argument for God's existence?

According to wikishia an early version of the argument itself is by al-Farabi, and the name Burhān al-Ṣiddīqīn is by Avicenna: http://en.wikishia.net/view/Burhan_al-Siddiqin Burhān al-Ṣiddīqīn (...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

To say that all religions lead to the same god would be to make a claim about what the "true" god is like and what leads to them. This isn't really all that different from the claims made by ...
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Can a non linear perception of time be the answer to the apparent contradiction between God's Decree and human free will?

This is an interesting question, but ultimately the answer is "No, a non-linear view of time doesn't solve the paradox". Here's why: At the heart of the paradox is the fact of God's omniscience, ...
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Kant's Transcendental Apperception and al-`Ilm al-Huduri

Transcendental apperception is a fundamental concept in Immanuel Kant's critical philosophy. In his seminal work, "Critique of Pure Reason," Kant describes transcendental apperception as the ...
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Is this argument valid, and will the God accept this motivation of praying?

This is a complicated version of Pacal's wager (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager): Believe in God & God exists : eternal reward Believe in God & ! God exists : small loss no ...
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Before claiming prophethood,X was famous for being truthful among his people,so that is one of the proof that he is a prophet?

It is true that a prior reputation for being honest provides some weak evidence towards the truth of whatever a person says. However, it's not very much evidence, because: A reputable person may ...
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When confronted with early Islamic philosophy, would one's time be better spent just reading Aristotle, Plato, Plotinus?

I'm not really sure if the question in answerable quite how you worded it, because you're asking us to confirm your suspicion that you should just read Aristotle, Plato, and Plotinus... I think a ...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

If there is really any unifying principle between all religions or they are fundamentally different? Realisation of the Truth, achieving happiness or liberation is seen as an aim in all religions. ...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

Let me preface this by saying that not all religions posit an overt 'God' in the Abrahamic sense. Ramakrishna himself and Vedanta as a whole use the term 'God' to point to an abstract and abstruse ...
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Do all religions summarise into the same principle?

Many people see the obvious overwhelming differences between religions and take that as fact. Of course if you want to see difference you can find as much you please and more! Your question clearly ...
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Is it a contradiction to believe God is both transcendent and omnipresent?

Here the contradiction depends on one's idea about God. I think treating it as dual you won’t get a clear answer to your question because anything that is dual must be separated from the rest and so ...
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