Book Volume 12 2011

Morning Hours

Lectures on God's Existence

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ISBN: 978-94-007-0417-6 (Print) 978-94-007-0418-3 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Preliminary Knowledge of Truth, Semblance, and Error

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-7

      What is truth?

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      Pages 9-15

      Cause – Effect – Ground – Power.

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      Pages 17-21

      Evidence – Of immediate Knowledge: Rational Knowledge – Knowledge of Nature.

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      Pages 23-28

      Truth and Illusion.

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      Pages 29-33

      Existence – Being Awake – Dreams – Rapture.

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      Pages 35-40

      Combination of Ideas – Idealism.

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      Pages 41-46

      Continuation. The Idealist’s Dispute with the Dualist. Truth-Drive and Approval-Drive.

  3. Scientific Doctrinal Concepts of God’s Existence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-54

      Importance of the Investigation. On Basedow’s Principle of the Duty to Believe. Axiomata.

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      Pages 55-57

      The evidence of the pure and the applied doctrine of magnitudes. Comparison with the evidence for the proofs of God’s existence. Different methods of those proofs.

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      Pages 59-63

      Allegorical Dream. – Reason and Common Sense. Grounds for the Proof of God’s Existence, according to the System of the Idealists, on the basis of our own Existence. – Also, in any case, on the basis of the ideal Existence of an objective world of the senses.

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      Pages 65-68

      Epicureanism. – Accident. – Chance. A Series of Causes and Effects, without End, – without Beginning. Progression into Infinity, Forwards and Backwards. – The Timeless, without Beginning, without End and without Progression.

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      Pages 69-74

      Sufficient Reason for the Contingent in the Necessary. – The former is somewhere and sometimes, the latter is everywhere and all times. – The former is only in relation to space and time; the latter is unqualifiedly the best and most perfect. Everything that is, is best. – All God’s thoughts, insofar as they have the best as their subject, attain actuality.

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      Pages 75-81

      Spinozism. – Pantheism. – All is One and One is All. – Refutation.

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      Pages 83-90

      Continued dispute with the pantheists. – Approximation. – Point of unison with them. – Innocuousness of the purified patheism. – Compatibility with religion and ethics insofar as they are practical.

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      Pages 91-99

      Lessing. – His Contribution to the Religion of Reason. – His Thoughts on Purified Pantheism.

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      Pages 101-107

      Elucidation of the concepts of necessity, contingency, independence, and dependence. – Attempt at a new proof for the existence of God on the basis of the incompleteness of self-knowledge.

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      Pages 109-115

      The a priori Grounds of Proof of the Existence of a supremely perfect, necessary, independent Being.

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 117-142