Humanities
Differences of Descartes and Pascal Arguments on Religion Comparison Paper

Question Description

For this reflection paper, please compare any two works that appear on the syllabus and discuss why you find one philosopher superior to another. Please offer evidence from the text and reasons supporting your view.

Books:

Pensées and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

Meditations on First Philosophy (Hackett Classics)

Final Answer

Attached.

Surname 1
Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
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Descartes’ is Superior to Pascal


Introduction
➢ Descartes’ argument is superior



Descartes mediation argument
➢ Questioning leads to intelligent and wisdom
➢ Sensory of significance importance



Pascal’s arguments
➢ Humans are in a game by default
➢ Fails to acknowledge human intellect



Descartes argument on religion
➢ Admits to the existence of God
➢ Satan could bring confusion



Conclusion
➢ Descartes argument is superior


Surname 1
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Professor’s Name
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Descartes is Superior Compared to Pascal
Introduction
Religion is a contentious issue responsible for the hundreds of scholars bringing forward
numerous arguments to explain the mysterious relationship humans have with divinity. In the
process, the arguments have different perceptions that increase the mystery and produce an aura
of confusion around the topic. Both Descartes and Pascal discuss the issue of religion in length
and try to explain the reasoning behind the divine belief that people have. Admittedly, the two
scholars’ arguments are relevant and provide different interpretations of religion. However, th...

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