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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI 107
Professor
Van Gulick
Semester
Fall

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Sept9Lecture09092014CosmologicalArgumentPingPongObjectionargumentleadsto7godhasacauseReply1restrictpremise2withexceptgodCountertoreplythatsadhocquestionbeggingReply2restrictpremise2withintimeCountertoreply2ok2blocks7butalsoblocks3Restricted2underminestheBasicArgumentAnotherVersionTheFirstCauseArgumentP1EveryeventhasacauseP2AneventEnishappeningnow123TherewasanEventEn1thatcausedEnandaneventEn2thatcausedEn1andsoonP4Therecannotbeaninfiniteregressofcauses345ThustherewasafirstcauseE0thatbegantheseries56SinceE0begantheseriestherewasnoeventbeforeE0thatcausedE067ThusthefirstcauseE0wasanuncausedcauseP8IfthereisanuncausedcauseitmustbeGod789GodexistsObjectionstoFirstCauseArgumentChallengePremisesP1P4andorP8P1MusteveryeventhaveacauseP4WhycanttherebeaninfiniteregressofbackwardcausesBadargumentfromStThomasBecausethentherewouldbenofirstcauseandifthereisnofirstcausethennoneoftheeventsthatcomeafterwouldoccureitherConfuses2meaningsofnofirstcauseNofirstcausebecausetherewasafinitechainanditsfirstmemberdidnotoccurandNofirstcausebecausethereisalwaysanearliercausenotwhatStThomasistalkingabout
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