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Unformatted text preview: mover is no longer in motion, who is to say that that deity is still the first mover? In this way, from Aquinas’ argument, there is the potential for any number of Gods. There could also only be two Gods in this way in that one is always the mover and the other the moved. Aquinas seems to have proven that there is indeed somewhere between two and a multitude to Gods existing currently, otherwise the world and it’s happenings would not be in motion i.e. existence. The chain reaction mentioned earlier is still happening so inherently there are still Gods pushing this to happen. However, this is only true if we discover things which we don’t think have a cause e.g. miracles. If everything that happens can be traced to physical, known causes, then Gods don’t have to exist. They merely had to exist to get the chain reaction started, but this does not seem to be what Aquinas explains....
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- Spring '10
- Metaphysics, Causality, mover, Chain of events