Argument and Logic

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1 Argument and Logic Axia College Online Argument and Logic By: Sarah Messersmith Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Argument and Logic I. Two Accounts of Divine Eternity A. Timelessness: A being S is timeless just if S lacks all temporal location and extension. This captures two of the crucial aspects of Augustine’s view of God’s eternity: (i) God’s lacking a beginning or end and (ii) absence of change. While it would be true at any time that S exists, it would not be true that S exists at any given time. B. Everlastingness: A being S is everlasting just if, for any time t, S exists at t. An everlasting being has always existed and will always exist. Such a being may also be called sempiternal. On this view, God’s existence has neither beginning nor end, but aspects of the life of God have a beginning and an end, since God does experience temporal succession. II. Augustine’s Argument for Divine Timelessness (1) If God is wholly unchanging and time depends on change, then God is timeless. (2) God is wholly unchanging and time depends on change.
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