Is seeing believing? An argument for the existence of God This paper aims to demonstrate that the following argument is unsound: "Since all knowledge comes from sensory impressions, and there are no sensory impressions of God, God does not exist". The conclusion of this argument is the proposition "God does not exist". The premises are "All knowledge comes from sensory impressions" and "There are no sensory impressions of God".
The formal structure of the examined
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premise "All knowledge comes from sensory impressions", is invalid, the conclusion is also invalid. Therefore, we can consider this argument unsound.
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