Cogito Ergo Sum

Descartes made his famous statement, “I think; therefore, I am,” to communicate what he held to be the most fundamental and irrefutable truth: his thought about whether or not he existed was proof that he did exist. He argued that everything else could be an illusion, but that this was the one principle that he… Read More

Aquinas’ Five Ways: Proofs for the Existence of God from General Revelation

St. Thomas Aquinas listed what he saw as five intellectual proofs of the existence of God—proofs that were dependent on reason and observation, not the revealed word of God.   Aquinas and the First Way:   Aquinas recognized that for motion to take place, there had to be something that interacts with it to cause… Read More