The Cosmological Argument: The Problem Of Existence

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Estrada, James May 7, 2013 Phil 300 Van Patten, Chuck The Cosmological Argument The Problem of existence brings up the question, “why is there something rather than nothing?” This is where the cosmological Argument comes into play. The Cosmological argument is simply argues the existence of a first cause or an uncaused come to the universe. It confirms the fact the universe exists; therefore, there is no need for further contemplation on if it exists and how it exists. The Cosmological argument consists of four options that are listed under categories/letters:”A”,”B”,”C”, and “D.” First; the universe is eternal, it has always existed in one form or another (A). Secondly, there was nothing and then there was something (B). Thirdly,…show more content…
Although this possibility does not address the question, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” It supports certain finite causes. An infinite regress of causes for existence could have not started off from a first cause because the finite cause caused the first and a finite cause caused that find and so forth, meaning that the if you Consider C then you have to consider A because both possibilities acknowledge that there’s an infinite cause of existence. This possibility is implausible because it is already confirmed that the universe is finite and that a first finite cause caused the universe into being. This possibility infinitely fights off the problem of…show more content…
Or is D the limit to where anyone can question existence? Anyways I am in favor of and agree with the cosmological argument because its rational claims are explicit and that there can only be a selected few irrational oppositions to this argument. I believe that this argument deserves thumbs up not only because of the fact that it’s very informative but because it was well supported with “the possibilities” being debunked. I would like to concede that the elimination of possibilities of A, B, and C, are essential for D to be considered valid according to disjunctive syllogism. D acknowledges the logic and reasoning that a supreme being does exist, although we do not have an exact idea of its personal and moral qualities. For all we know, God can have evil attributes supposed to Christianity’s ideal, morally good

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