Cosmological argument

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Cosmological argument is a posteriori, inductive and synthetic

Aquinas-summa theologica. The first three ways out of five make up the cosmological argument.

1.Motion:
Everything we observe is in the process of motion or change. Everything that is in motion is in the process of changing from a potential state to an actual state (example). The same thing cannot be its potentiality and actuality at the same time (example). Link to Aristotle. Everything that is in a state of motion must be put into this state by an external force. A chain of movers "cannot go on to infinity, because then there would be no first mover and consequently, no other mover" (Aquinas). CONCLUSION: "it is necessary to arrive at a first mover"- this…

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Annetta

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