PHL105Y5 Study Guide - Final Guide: Teleological Argument, Cosmological Argument, Omnipotence

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11 Apr 2014

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Philosophy exam april 12th gym a/b 5-7. 1. explain what is meant by the traditional western idea that god is omniscient, omnipotent, and perfectly benevolent. Omniscient: god, if he exists, must know a great deal about the world he has created. Now it is usually said that god is omniscient that he knows everything. Perfectly benevolent: the problem is essentially similar to that of a man who builds a cage for some pet animal. Any and all of the knowledge that is gained through an/that experience or empirical means is said to be known as a posteriori. Note: this term can be considered the opposite of a priori. a priori: literally meaning, before (any specific) experience . Any knowledge which is known to be true without appeal to empirical means is said to be a priori; alternately, Immanual kant"s famous example is 2 + 2 = 4 .