The Cosmological argument is an argument put forward by the Christian Philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) in an attempt to prove God’s existence.
Examine the cosmological argument for the existence of God. The cosmological argument is an a posteriori argument which intends to prove that there is an intelligent being that exists; the being is distinct from the universe, explains the existence of the universe, and is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and omnibenevolent.
The cosmological argument has many variations of which only one will be explored in the following paragraphs. The argument is stated thus: the world (or universe) exists, and since it exists, there must have been a cause for its existence; therefore, some being, namely God, must have created it.Firstly, according to cosmological argument, everything exists on the universe because they have a cause to exist. In other words, whatever that exists, exists for a known reason by someone. Additionally, the argument holds that the universe exists. If this is the case, then there is a case for its existence.The cosmological argument seeks to respond to the human need for answers to questions like who created the universe. The cosmological argument is a posteriori argument meaning that it is based on our experiences of the world around us. The contingency argument, the Kalam argument, and the causation or existence prove that.
Cosmological arguments claim that infinite regression of causes lacks initial cause of existence, but given that the universe exists, it has a cause. Based on this claim, this objection argues that if the process is infinite, there is no need for an independent cause because the series itself owns the cause.Read More
The cosmological argument, or the argument from first cause, claims that everything in the universe must have a cause. Were all the chains of cause and effect to be traced backwards in time, they would lead to the creation of the universe.Read More
A cosmological argument, in natural theology and natural philosophy (not cosmology), is an argument in which the existence of God is inferred from alleged facts concerning causation, explanation, change, motion, contingency, dependency, or finitude with respect to the universe or some totality of objects. It is traditionally known as an argument from universal causation, an argument from first.Read More
The cosmological argument presented by Clarke differs quite significantly from that provided by other well known philosophers even though all of these arguments are based on the fact that every being has a cause. Clarke’s argument stands out because the author draws a very sharp contrast between contingent and necessary beings.Read More
Thomas Aquinas famously formulated his version of the cosmological or “first cause” argument. According to this argument, the things which we see around us now are the products of a series of previous causes. But that series cannot go back in time forever. Thus there must be some first cause which was not itself caused by anything else.Read More
The Cosmological Argument. This is an argument or proof that is based on Reason. It is an a posteriori argument and by that is meant that it proceeds after considering the existence of the physical universe. The Cosmological Argument. This argument or proof proceeds from a consideration of the existence and order of the universe. This popular argument for the existence of God is most commonly.Read More
From the arguments discussed in class, I choose to evaluate Thomas Aquinas’ Cosmological Argument. Aquinas offers a believable case for the existence of God through five arguments. The arguments are “a posteriori arguments” with five strategies (Aquinas 52).Read More
The Kalam Cosmological argument is an argument from the existence of the world or universe to the existence of God that was popularized by William Lane Craig.Read More
The cosmological argument is based on contingency (dependent on something else) and points out that things come into existence because something has caused them to happen. The argument also states that things are caused to exist but they do not have to exist and that there is a chain of causes that goes back to the beginning of time.Read More
Pl: every event has a cause P2: the universe is an event C: God is the cause of the universe The different forms of the cosmological argument include three of the five ways Aquinas proposes in his book Summa Theologica. Aquinas’ first way was the argument of motion, this form of the cosmological argument sprung from the observation that everything is acted upon by something else.Read More