DEBATE ENTRE COPLESTON Y RUSSELL PDF

An Analysis of Sanjuanist Teaching and its Philosophical Implications for Russell, Bertrand, and Copleston, Frederick C.: , ‘A Debate on the Existence of God,’ in Sanson, Henri: b, Saint Jean de la Croix entre Bossuet et Fenelon. Bertrand Russell and Frederick Copleston: A debate on the existence of God. Sep 23, Histórico debate entre Bertrand Russell y Copleston (subtitulado ).

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Russell however found both arguments unconvincing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on 22 June The infinity of the series of contingent beings, even if proved, would be irrelevant.

Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Religion: If you had admitted this, we russeol then have discussed whether that being is personal, good, and so on.

This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Views Read Edit View history. Copleston argued that the existence of God can be proved from contingency, and thought that only the existence of God would make sense of human’s moral and religious experience: You can sometimes give a causal explanation of one thing as being the effect of something else, but that is merely referring one thing to another thing and there’s no—to my mind—explanation in Father Copleston’s sense of anything at all, nor is there any meaning in calling things “contingent” because there isn’t anything else they could be.

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He contended that Copleston’s argument from contingency is a fallacy, and that there are better explanations for our moral and religious experience:.

The Cosmological Argument — F. The debate between Copleston and Russel would typify the arguments presented between theists and atheists in the later half of the 20th century, with Russell’s approach often used by atheists in the late 20th century.

Copleston–Russell debate

A Debate on the Existence of God: Copleston Debate the Existence of God, “. Retrieved from ” https: Whether he russel an agnostic or atheist is a question he had addressed before; while technically agnostic with regard to the Christian God, as with the Greek Gods, to all intents and purposes he can be considered an atheist. He contended that Copleston’s argument from contingency is a fallacy, and that there are better explanations for our moral and religious experience: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

First, that the existence of God can be philosophically proved by a metaphysical argument; secondly, that it is only the existence of God that will make sense of man’s moral experience and of religious experience. That is, of beings no one of which can account for its own existence. Something does exist; therefore, there must be something which accounts for this fact, a being which is outside the series of contingent beings.

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Histórico debate entre Bertrand Russell y Copleston (subtitulado)

You say that the series of events needs no explanation: I say that if there were no necessary being, no being which must exist and cannot not-exist, nothing russepl exist. I don’t admit the connotations of such a term as “contingent” or the possibility of explanation in Father Copleston’s sense. First, as to the metaphysical argument: I think the word “contingent” inevitably suggests the possibility of something that wouldn’t have this what you might call accidental character of just being there, and I don’t think is true except in the purely causal sense.

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