Cosmological argument

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Cosmological Argument


The cosmological argument is concerned with why there is something and not nothing.

The Beginning Argument


  • We associate physical matter (i.e. the universe) with causality – what caused the universe?
  • Something must have started it all off
  • This must be a cause transcending the entire universe and this leads to the notion of God


  • The universe could be infinite so there would have never been a beginning – does this make sense? Could we add more events onto infinite events in the past? [Modern cosmology]


  • We can imagine a beginning of existence without a cause (two events distinct). Is this true? We can imagine nothing then X but we still associate causality. Imagine to reality?


  • Does not show that the definite cause of the universe


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