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Question: Examine the Key features of the Cosmological argument for the existence of God. For what reasons have some thinkers rejected the argument? How far is it to regard the Cosmological argument as a strong argument?

Answer: The term Cosmological argument refers to the procedure of arguing from the cosmos, or world, to the existence of God. This argument is a classical argument for the existence of God, and is also known as the first cause argument. The cosmological argument is an a posteriori, synthetic, and inductive argument, meaning that it is based on what can be seen in the world and the universe, or experienced. This is a big advantage for arguing for the Cosmological argument, as no one can deny the existence of the universe. In its simplest form, the cosmological argument is based on contingency, and states several things...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Other Subjects
  • Course: Theology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 5464
  • Date submitted: April 12, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3258

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