Cosmological Argument

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1. What is at the heart of the Russell Coppleston debate?

  • The issue of contigency and necessity and what is a sufficient reason to explain why anything exists.
  • Potentiallity.
  • Actuality.
  • Motion.
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2. What did Russell Coppleston argue about the universe?

  • That it can only be sufficiently explained by reference to God.
  • It's not necessary for the universe to have a cause.
  • It does not exist.
  • Explanation is beyond the reach of humans.

3. The principle of sufficient reason came from what Philosopher?

  • Hume
  • G.W. Leibniz
  • Coppleston
  • J.L. Mackie

4. What is the third way of Aquinas' Cosmological Argument?

  • graduation
  • teleology
  • Contingency
  • Unmoved mover
  • Unmoved causer

5. What does Aquinas say about Efficient cause?

  • He disagrees with having an efficient cause.
  • It argues against the existence of God.
  • The cause is necessary.
  • It doesn't exist.


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