The cosmological argument


The Comological argument - Aquinas

The argument for cause - the un-caused causer
The argument for movement - the un-moved mover
The argument of contigency - God is a necessary being

Introduction and definitions:

Contigency - the absence of necessity; the fact of being so without having to be so

Necessary - inevitably resulting from the nature of things, so that the contrary is impossible

Deductive argument- conclusion is true based on premises

Inductive argument - The conclusion can be most probable but not definite

Potentiality - the possibility of doing something or becoming something

Actuality - when potential is achieved

A posteriori - relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge which proceeds from observations or experiences to the deduction of probable causes

A priori - relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge which proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience

Aquinas' three arguments
2. Cause

Motion change - In premises
1. It  is certain and evident that things are in motion
2. Everything that moves is


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