In this Fourth (and final) post on the classical arguments for the existence of God,we’ll look at the Transcendental Argument. Basically, there are some things – Knowledge, Morality, Aesthetics, and Reason – that have no natural origin. They must be created by God Himself.
1 – There is no natural explanation for the existence of Morality, Beauty, or Logic.
2 – Morality, Beauty, and Logic exist.
3 – Therefore, they must come from a supernatural being – God.
Let me state, that just like all the other arguments, I have grossly understated it. Many philosophers believe the Transcendental Argument for God (aka TAG) to be the most persuasive. I alluded it a version of TAG in my earlier post “Occam’s Razor and Metaphysical Absolutes”
There are things that are real that we cannot sense or measure. In doing some reading for this post, I stumbled across a version of TAG written by Alvin Plantinga, entitled “Naturalism Defeated” (he uses the word Defeated in a technical / logical sense). It’s a pretty hefty technical read, but worth some time, if you’re interested.
So I’m done covering the classical arguments for the existence of God. Which do you think is the best / most persuasive? Why? What challenges do you have? Let’s discuss!