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Notes 9:21:10 - Phil 134 Notes 9/21/10 If you say that an...

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Phil 134 Notes 9/21/10 If you say that an infinity of time is impossible, and there must have been a time of creation, Aristotle asks well why not sooner? Why didn’t he create sooner? Or why not later? Why is the world 15 billion years? Or 6 billion? Or 5800 years? This argument is if you supposed there is a beginning of time, it suddenly seems arbitrary and inexplicable why it should have been at that point “x” many years ago today that the world was created and not “x+” or “x-“ Aristotle is using the idea that a change happens over time, it is a motion and time is a measurement of motion, what is more time has moments and those have a before and after, it doesn’t make sense insofar in saying that at a certain point time came to be. Reasons: either there was motion before creation or there wasn’t. If there was motion before creation there was a measure of motion and time, which brings up the question why didn’t the orderly world happen earlier or later? Why not happen sooner in forever? OR there was no motion of time before the first moment of the orderly world, and whatever the cause is stands outside of time. Aristotle says well explain that! Idea of where did this motion come from, from no other motion, and something outside of time and therefore incapable of changing? St. Augustine responded saying the world is not made in time but with time.
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