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Kant, Critique of Pure Reason : Cosmological proof

"Both the proofs [for the cosmological and ontological arguments] previously cited were attempted transcendentally, i.e., independently of empirical principles. For although the cosmological ...
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What is meant by "begin to exist" in the Kalam Cosmological argument

This question, tbc, is about the first three steps of the cosmological argument, because without those steps, the remainder of the argument just doesn't matter. As William Lane Craig formulates the ...
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The resemblance of 'being that exists' with the 'element' in the definition of a set

What exactly is the meaning of the term 'being that exists' which is associated with the argument from contingency. Can I equate this term with an abstract object (SEP) such as 'element' in the ...
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How do we know things don't come into existence Ex Nihilo on their own?

The Kalam Cosmological Argument relies on the idea that things don't just pop into existence from nothing, or they don't come into existence Ex Nihilo. However, it seems that it justifies this based ...
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Why is this argument supposedly improved?

Hello to all philosophers! A while ago my professor was going through the First Cause Argument and formatted it as such: Everything has a cause. The chain of causes cannot reach back indefinitely; ...
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Validation of an argument using Godels incompleteness theorem

In a discussion about the logical validation of contingency argument (Necessary existence), One said that the contingency argument results in a contradictory (Inconsistent) system according to Godel's ...
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The Kalam Cosmological Argument

I have recently watched a discussion between William Lane Craig and the CosmicSkeptic about the Kalam, and it gave me this idea, and I doubt I'm the first to have it but what if causality is in itself ...
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The concept of infinite past [closed]

Is it possible to give an a priori answer to whether or not an infinite past is possible?
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Does the Kalam cosmological argument prove that the prime Creator created this universe directly

I was reading about the Kalam cosmological argument on wikipedia. The conclustion of which is: An uncaused, personal Creator of the universe exists, who sans the universe is beginningless, ...
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Is the Kalam cosmological argument scientifically provable?

Kalam Cosmological Argument: (1) Everything that has a beginning of its existence has a cause of its existence. (2) The universe has a beginning of its existence. Therefore: (3) The universe has a ...
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If the universe has a beginning does that prove God exists?

It is curious to note that a eminent Physicist like Stephen Hawking thinks the universe has a beginning. This has some rather startling Religious implications You can find the link here: http://www....
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