Unformatted text preview: an infinite causal regress is for some special reason impossible. I'll call this position the anti-regressive position. Finally, one might argue that, even if there are infinite regresses, the infinite regress must itself be caused by something uncaused. This argument is typically carried out by arguing that we can aggregate all of the X's (where the X's could be events and processes, accidental states, or contingent existences), and that the aggregate itself must have a cause that lies outside the aggregate. For example, the aggregate of all contingent things is contingent, and we could argue that the aggregate must have a cause, and this cause must be non-contingent (since it lies outside the aggregate), and so the cause is itself uncaused, a termination point. This position I will call the aggregative view....
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- Fall '09
- Causality, infinite causal regress