Cosmological Argument Slides

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Cosmological Argument Slides THE CONCEPT OF GOD Object of worship in Christianity, Islam, Judaism. .. Creator of the natural universe All-good (omnibenevolent) All-powerful (omnipotent)All-knowing (omniscient) Necessary existence THEISM Theists believe that God exists Atheists believe that God does not exist Agnostics suspend judgment on the question of whether God exists DOES GOD EXIST? Are there any good arguments for the conclusion that God exists? Are there any good arguments for the conclusion that God doesn’t exist? A good argument would convince a neutral third party (so long as he or she is rational) COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS Cosmological arguments begin with an alleged fact about the universe (the cosmos). Cosmological arguments end with the conclusion that God exists. Aristotle (384 B.C.-322 B.C.)—argued from the fact that there are moving things to the conclusion that there is an unmoved mover. Abu al-Ghazzali (1058-1111)—argued from the fact that everything which begins to exist has a
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course PHIL 1 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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