Cosmological Argument

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  • Cosmological Argument
    • Background
      • Aristotle and the Prime Mover
      • God of Classical Theism who has necessary existence
    • Aquinas' Cosmological Aegument
      • 1st Way= Motion
      • 2nd Way= Cause
      • 3rd Way= Contingency
    • Challenges to the cosmological argument
      • David Hume denying Humans make mistake of making connections between cause and effect
      • Immanuel Kant- we haven't experienced the beginning of the universe
      • Bertrand Russell the fallacy of Composition
    • Scientific Theories
      • Anthony Kenny denying 1st Way
        • Countered by others saying 1st cause was also about change
      • The Big Bang theory denying 2nd Way if the big bang was accepted as random occurance
        • Can be countered if believed the big bang has a cause
      • The steady State theory denying 3rd Way the universe is eternal and no beginning of the universe
    • The Kalam Cosmological Argument
      • William Lane Craig
      • support for the Cosmological Argument
    • Value for religious Faith
      • Fideism
      • Cosmological Argument provides a natural theology
  • Aquinas' Cosmological Aegument
    • 1st Way= Motion
    • 2nd Way= Cause
    • 3rd Way= Contingency

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