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Justifying God's existence by our existence

"Therefore, some complexity (God) needs to be involved in the existence of being instead of not-being". The reference to complexity and implied design leads me to think of William Paley's ...
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Justifying God's existence by our existence

I don't know what the name of this argument is, but I would like to offer the following remark: it seems to me that this argument would simply establish that there is something ("being") ...
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What is the difference, after death, of a 90-year-old and a one-year-old?

This question is an excellent way to start philosophy. Which is to say, it will need a lot of philosophy to answer it. Really you are asking, what meaning does a life have, after it's ended? And you ...
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Something vs Nothing. Reality of 0?

Contrary as it seems from grammar "nothing" is not a noun. Instead, the word is used to negate sentences: Nothing moves quicker than light = There is not anything, that moves quicker than ...
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Why does the world exist, as opposed to nothingness, from Indian perspective?

OP: "why does the world exist at all as opposed to nothingness?" One answer would be if the world was eternal : The world would exist because it had always existed. However in the Pāli ...
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Why does the world exist, as opposed to nothingness, from Indian perspective?

India has many religions and all of them have different theories. Hindus , Muslims , Christians , Sikhs , Jains , Parsis , Buddhists etc and even among them are difference of opinions. It is nearly ...
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What is the role of mental images in the perception of absence?

Calling it a mental image is an oversimplification of the logical quagmire of negation. This logic of the absence of knowledge has been extensively debated for millennia by Hindu and Buddhist ...
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If the external world indeed exists, would the ontological nihilism idea be conclusively refuted?

If there were telepathy, the 'supernatural' knowledge of an external existence/being/being's world, then novel ideas such as the discovery of calculus could be thought-up out of the ether. (Obviously ...
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Are various concepts of divine creation based on more basic/simpler/integrated concepts, or are they indefinitely diverse?

I mean, a lot comes down to definitions. One of the most widespread traditions is a pre-existing condition of chaos, typically personified as a chaoskampf like Maat, Isfet, Tiamat, Illuyanka, & ...
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Different kinds of emptiness/negation = different kinds of nothingness? Re: the Kyoto School

Heidegger names two types of nothing in his 1949 preface to On the Essence of Ground in Pathmarks, p. 97: The nothing is the "not" of beings, and is thus being, experienced from the ...
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If the external world indeed exists, would the ontological nihilism idea be conclusively refuted?

My two cents ... Solipsism: The only thing I KNOW for certain exists is me, myself. What we can conclude is that there's doubt in re the existence of an external world. This is an epistemo-...
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If the external world indeed exists, would the ontological nihilism idea be conclusively refuted?

Ontological nihilism is not nothingness. It is meaninglessness; that whatever is has no purpose, serves no design, means - nothing. I wonder if you have read about Elizabeth, Princess of Bohemia's ...
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What is the role of mental images in the perception of absence?

I have not read this book nor familiar with the author. But I believe there are two relevant concepts that support your claim and do not refute it. The concepts are information channels and ...
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What is the role of mental images in the perception of absence?

This is somewhat futile. We would need to read both Mumford's book as well as the entire fragment of Sartre's book discussed by Mumford. This being said, who is Stephen Mumford? Stephen Dean Mumford (...
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