The monotheistic position on ontology can be summarized by the first few words of the bible: genesis 1:1-2 (esv) 1 in the beginning, god created the heavens and the earth 2 the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. The battle to prove the existence of god has gone on practically since the birth of man and in order to truly prove the existence of god it must be done through logic and reasoning in order to convince the masses, this was what anselm was the first to due. The concept of god, divinities and spirits in african traditional religious ontology has been so misunderstood by many scholars to the point of seeing africans as people who did not know the supreme being nor worship him. An exciting, well-written, fun introduction to contemporary ontology choice magazine this is a delightful introduction, both to various ontological topics and to the general aims and methods of ontology itself.
The god that we will be considering here in particular is the most commonly believed god, that being the monotheistic, abrahamic god since many of the philosophers we will be studying is the god that they are talking about. God's nature is suﬃcient to show us that the applicability of the name 'something a greater than which cannot be conceived' to god is a consequence of that nature i now turn to the argument. Ontology and metaphysics both get confused with epistemology, but epistemology is easier to separate out epistemology is the study of knowledge , of how we know what we know whereas ontology and metaphysics are about reality, epistemology is about how human consciousness can interact with that reality.
Ontological arguments are arguments, for the conclusion that god exists, from premises which are supposed to derive from some source other than observation of the world—eg, from reason alone. The self-giving triune god, the imago dei and the nature of the local church: an ontology of mission report inappropriate ad. Ontotheology means the ontology of god and/or the theology of beingwhile the term was first used by immanuel kant, it has only come into broader philosophical parlance with the significance it took for martin heidegger's later thought.
God, divinities and spirits in afri can traditional religious ontology rev emeka c ekeke 1 and dr chike a ekeopara 2 1 lecturer, department of religio us studies, university of ca labar. Joseph smith's first vision - the ontology or make-up of god and the need for restoration wwwhotmtv. The problem of the nature of being was central to ancient and medieval philosophy, and continues to be relevant today in this collection of thirteen recent essays, peter van inwagen applies the techniques of analytical philosophy to a wide variety of problems in ontology and meta-ontology.
What is the ontology of the god believers talk about i've yet to see any believer present a positive, coherent ontology for god links to the videos in eightfootmanchild's excellent series on. In saint anselm's ontological argument for the existence of god, he presents the idea that god is that, more than which cannot be conceived anselm defined god as one who is benevolent, omniscient, omnipotent, eternal, and unchangeable. Check out the online debate ontology and god. Two principles in particular stand out: first, the ontology of higher being idea, that is, the priest is on a higher level of being and closer to god by virtue of priestly consecration, and second, the priority of spirit over matter.
Ontology helps us to understand questions like what is god, what is a disease, what happens after death, what is artificial intelligence etc the field is dedicated towards understanding whether things exist or don't exist. Wolff contrasted ontology, or general metaphysics, which applied to all things, with special metaphysical theories such as those of the soul, of bodies, or of god wolff claimed that ontology was an a priori discipline that could reveal the essences of things, a view strongly criticized later in the 18th century by david hume and immanuel kant. 1 the simplicity of the argument one of the hallmarks of descartes' version of the ontological argument is its simplicity indeed, it reads more like the report of an intuition than a formal proof.
The ontological argument begins with the claim that god, by definition, is infinitely great thus, no entity can surpass god's greatness god, in other words, is the greatest conceivable being (if one could conceive of a greater being, then that would be god. The resolution is a non-starter the resolution states that ontology necessitates god, which is a fancy way of saying that by simply using your mind to ponder the question, one can reach a justified conclusion that god exists. God's existence has been an ongoing debate probably for centuries it's been taken into consideration by many scholar people looking at the philosopher's point of view, it is realized that their arguments is driven from two different disciplines which include the epistemology and the ontology. Biblical ontology is concerned with the nature of god, jesus, adam and eve in the garden of eden, the universe, humanity before or after the fall, and the bible itself views on the ontology of god are.
The ontology of historical figures very nature [a] god, to ask for the best explanation that accounts for the documents that report or narrate what they do. An ontological argument is a philosophical argument for the existence of god that uses ontology many arguments fall under the category of the ontological, and they tend to involve arguments about the state of being or existing. But you asked about ontology, and the bible is quite explicit about the ontology of god there is little debate about it, unlike the topic of the roles / functions (economy) of god christian ontology is secondarily interested in what it is to be human.