Slides in this set
Premise of the Argument
The universe has not always been in
existence and for it to come into being an
eternal Prime Mover is necessary. The
universe needs an explanation and it can't
be explained without reference to causes
outside of itself, the existence of a first
cause is necessary! Cause and effect
God, necessary being!…read more
Key Proponents (proposing or
advocating a theory)
Aristotle thought movement and change
meant there must be an `Unmoved Mover'
that lets the world change to move
towards the perfection of this being.
Aquinas' first three ways: motion, causality
and contingency. Infinite regress is
impossible and the existence of everything
must be traced back to a first cause.
Leibniz and `sufficient reason'.…read more