Medieval Arguments for the Existence of God Part 3: Cosmological Arguments

Medieval Arguments for the Existence of God Part 3: Cosmological Arguments

This is part 3 of a four-part series on the medieval arguments for the existence of God. Part 1 outlined the four types of arguments for God’s existence, Part 2 covered the ontological arguments, and this post (part 3) will cover cosmological arguments. Part 4 will wrap up the series by covering teleological arguments. 

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Epicurus on the Three Obstacles to Happiness and Tranquility

Epicurus on the Three Obstacles to Happiness and Tranquility

According to Epicurus (341–270 B.C.E.), an ancient Greek philosopher and the founder of Epicureanism, the path to living the good life is self-evident. At bottom, there is something that we all seek for its own sake, and that is pleasure, just as we all seek to avoid the opposite of pleasure, pain. Since we all know with relative certainty the kinds of things that bring us both pleasure and pain, we can use this knowledge as the foundation for living the best possible life. 

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