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Unformatted text preview: Essay 1- The argument from contingency is that the physical world as a whole exists contingently, meaning the ultimate existence is with or without an absolute beginning. - One factor that goes against this idea of the physical world being contingent and that is that there is no evidence that there was not an absolute beginning for the physical world. - There may have been a beginning before the physical world that we do not know of; hence the idea of contingency may not reasonably exist. - Argument for contingency is that there has to be an underlying explanation for its existence- The claims made about contingency goes along with the claim that something must exist necessarily in order for one to be contingent. Since a contingent being, either us or the physical world, could have failed to exist and needs an explanation for existence, it provides us that something must exist necessarily for contingency to occur. - Necessary is the factor that accounts for one’s existence of contingency. The term, necessary, basically means that for contingent to exist, a necessary being or reason must first occur, some may draw this necessary being to God....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course GPHIL 101 taught by Professor Hoeltzel during the Fall '07 term at James Madison University.
- Fall '07