What Is Searching, What Does It Mean?June 27, 2021
It is the doctrine of philosophy that asserts that God is the only real cause of all events, and that all other things that appear to be causes to man are from a cause that reflects God’s will. If the existence of objects is dependent on God, God cannot only create objects; must also protect them and maintain their existence.
If God is to continue the existence of things, he will either maintain them in the same place or in different places throughout time, or bring them into existence – static or in motion. There is no other power that can change the existence of God, statically or dynamically, and there is no principle other than God that can start or stop the movement. Objects are therefore completely passive. It is the divine will that moves objects. Taking Descartes’ duality of soul and body as its starting point, reasoning says that a connection can be established between these substances only through God.
When it comes to two objects that appear in a causal relationship, it should not be thought that one moves the other. Here an object, an event, is the cause of the movement of the other (cause occasionelle). The real cause (cause reelle) of the movement of the second object or event is God. The motion of objects is according to the laws of motion set by God, and the effective enforcer of these laws is God. When a moving object hits another, it becomes the real cause that makes it move, which is a natural consequence.
These principles also apply to the relationship between body and moment. Neither the instant body nor the body can create change or motion instantly. The apparent causes of the relationship between them are not real causes, but searched ones. If the person, or “I”, were the real cause of the movement in one’s body, he would also know in what way he produced that movement. Whereas, people usually carry out their actions spontaneously. Desiring to take a certain action is nothing more than the reason for the occurrence of that action. The real cause of action is God, who moves the body according to his own laws of motion. Objects, as passive entities, cannot have an immediate effect. The apparent effects of things, the seeking, actually originate from God.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook