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***See First-Cause Argument Explanation of Things in notes*** Contingency: contingent object depends on things Pages 37 – 42 - Aquinas : five proofs that God exists - God is all-PKG (all-powerful, knowing and entirely good) - 1 st two arguments: motion and causality - Got motion idea from Aristotle - Newton disproves it because objects stay in motion UNLESS a force acts on it - Use acceleration instead - The Birthday Fallacy: first premise is different from and does not deductively imply the second - Why can’t nature be infinitely old? - Why must every event in nature have a cause? - Contingency: contingent things depend for their existence on something or other happening
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- Necessary being – something that must exist no matter what Pages 118 – 119 (source text) - First mover – God - First efficient cause – God - If at one time nothing has in existence, it would have been impossible for anything to have begun to exist - Must be something which is to all beings the cause of their being, goodness and perfection (God) - Some intelligent being exists by whom all national things are directed to their end (God)
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