Cosmological Argument

[Revised entry by Bruce Reichenbach on November 10, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, local.js] The cosmological argument is less a particular argument than an argument type. It uses a
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[Revised entry by Bruce Reichenbach on November 10, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, local.js] The cosmological argument is less a particular argument than an argument type. It uses a general pattern of argumentation (logos) that makes an inference from particular alleged facts about the universe (cosmos) to the existence of a unique being, generally identified with or referred to as God. Among these initial facts are that particular beings or events in the universe are causally dependent or contingent, that the universe (as the totality of contingent things) is contingent in that it could have been other...

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