Existence Essay Examples

The Metamorphosis: Existence

Existence is truly the greatest gift given to all human beings. As one exists, paths are followed and decisions are made. The way one uses his or her existence determines one’s usefulness of living. A person cannot just exist as an individual; one must live their life to its fullest extent in all aspects of… View Article

Purpose and Meaning of Human Existence

One of the great ironies with respect to Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is that one of the world’s greatest plays is so poorly understood. There are, to be sure, many conflicting interpretations. Precise themes or intentions have been difficult to discern from the play’s text. These interpretive difficulties have been complicated by the fact… View Article

Existence of God Argumentative Paper

There are many different types of arguments for the existence of God. With each argument there is a conception presented of God. For each argument there are different approaches. I will be focusing on the Cosmological and Teleological Arguments. Teleological Arguments are known to be arguments from divine, arguing from order in the universe to… View Article

The Determinacy of Existence

In Steven Spielberg’s Artificial Intelligence: AI, the same question seems to have haunted its main character, David. As a part of the genre of science fiction, the film itself has a highly fictional character however given the developments within the fields of science and technology in the past few years along with the current threats… View Article

The Story of an Hour Quotes Analysis

Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death. I believe that someone that was diagnosed extensive heart trouble in the mid 1800’s would be easily be susceptible to heart attack, or death. Another main point… View Article

Explain Anselms Ontological Argument

Anselm wanted to prove the existence of God, so he proposed the ontological argument. The ontological argument is deductive, and uses a priori reasoning. This means that it starts with a statement that is known to be true solely through definition (God is the greatest conceivable being) and develops the implications of this statement in… View Article

Appearance in Reality in Hoch’s “Zoo”

What is the difference between a reality and an illusion? Sometimes people believe a distinctive difference between the two exists i. e. tangible or nontangible. However, the same people might agree that a difference does not exist when considering borderlines for example. The lines aren’t actually lines drawn into the ground; moreover, hypothetical lines drawn… View Article

Reality vs. Fantasy

Rene Descartes, author of “Meditation 1”, writes how he must erase everything he had ever learned and thought to be true and must “begin again from the first foundations” (222). One may ask how Descartes came to this conclusion. The answer is that of he “realized how many were the false opinions that in [his]… View Article

Reality in Inception

Reality and illusion in the movie inception is a theme that is being debated a lot today. But what is reality and illusion anyway. Well reality is the state of what actually exists and has existed. On the other hand illusion is everything that does not exist but seems to exist. An example of an… View Article

Assess the Ontological Argument

The ontological argument was first formulated by St. Anselm in the 11th century. It argues the existence of God from a deductive and a priori stance. God is a being than which none greater can be conceived. This is the response given by St Anselm to the fool in the psalm who believed there was… View Article

If One Is Truly Serious About Achieving

If one is truly serious about achieving the ultimate goal of human life by perfecting his spiritual inquiry, he must adopt a life style that is conducive to the cultivation of self-realizing knowledge. This life style can be beautifully summarized in the phrase ‘simple living and high thinking’. Here simple living is in relation to… View Article

Mid-Semester Exam

?Both Heraclitus and Parmenides were obsessed with change. Explain how change fits into each of their philosophical systems. Are there any two similarities in their two accounts? Why are they so important to later metaphysicians such as the particle theorists? Heraclitus believed in the unity of opposites. The succession of the opposites brings out his… View Article

Study Guide for Philosophy of Religion

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 1. Thomas Aquinas gave us five proofs for the existence of God. His second proof is known as the Cosmological Argument. experiment. 1) There are things that are caused. 2) Nothing can be the cause of itself. 3) An infinite regress of causes is impossible. 4) Therefore, there must be an uncaused… View Article

Aristotle vs Plato

Two of the greatest and earliest thinkers of our time are Plato, and his most famous pupil, Aristotle. Soon after Plato’s teachings, Aristotle criticized his claims and independently became a thinker on his own. These philosophers viewed metaphysics differently, and they approached the idea of reality in two opposing ways. Plato’s Theory of Forms was… View Article

Descartes Views on God

From reading some of his works, one might assume that Rene Descartes does not believe in the existence of a heavenly being, a God that presides over humans and gives us faith. I do not believe this to be the case. I believe that Descartes is simply trying to destroy all of the uncertainties that… View Article