The Cosmological Argument

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The CA (1)

Thomas Aquians- Summa theologica 

5 ways. (3 ways = CA) 

1= motion 

2= cause 

3= contingency 

A posteriori + Inductive 

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First Way (2)

1st = Motion 

1. Nothing move itself

2. every object motion needs mover 

3. first object = needs mover 

4. fist mover = unmoved mover = God 

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Second Way (3)

2nd = Cause 

1. Things caused (created) by other things 

2. Nothing cause itself 

3. (X) infinate regress of causing 

4. Therefore = uncaused causer = God

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Third Way (4)

3rd = Contingency ( also known as Modal) 

1. Contingent beings = caused

2. Must be a necessary being = cause contingent beings 

3. necessary being = God 

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