Cosmological Argument

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1. What did David Hume question?

  • Ways 1 and 2 of Aquinas' cosmological Argument.
  • The idea that every event has a cause.
  • He questioned there being an efficient cause.
  • The idea that every event doesn't have a cause.
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2. What is at the heart of the Russell Coppleston debate?

  • Actuality.
  • Motion.
  • The issue of contigency and necessity and what is a sufficient reason to explain why anything exists.
  • Potentiallity.

3. What did Russell Coppleston argue about the universe?

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

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

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

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

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


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