What are some weaknesses of the cosmological argument?
- No proof of God’s existence.
- Lots of Inductive Leaps (Hume)
- No imperial evidence (Hume)
- Assumptions between cause and effect.
- The world may be infinite and doesn’t need to have a cause (Russell and Oscillating Universe Theory)
- Contradicting statements – Everything needs a cause, but God doesn’t need a cause.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the ontological argument?
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Ontological Argument
- There is no need for empirical evidence to prove God’s existence.
- A strength of an a priori argument is that if you accept the premise then the conclusion must be true as it is logically necessary.
- God must, by definition, exist.
Why do people disagree with the cosmological argument?
Opponents of the argument tend to argue that it is unwise to draw conclusions from an extrapolation of causality beyond experience. One objection to the argument is that it leaves open the question of why the First Cause is unique in that it does not require any causes.
Who Criticised the cosmological argument?
This thesis sets out to examine Kant’s criticism of the cosmological argument. Kant’s general philosophical views are expounded and his reasons for the rejection of metaphysics are explained. In the course of the argument Kant’s own analysis of the cosmological proof is discussed.
What is the Kalam cosmological argument?
The Kalam Cosmological Argument is one of the most popular cosmological arguments around today. The argument is fairly straightforward and enjoys intuitive support. It goes like this: “Whatever begins to exist had a cause; the universe began to exist; therefore, the universe had a cause.”
What are the best books on cosmological Kalamity?
Barker, Dan (1999). “Cosmological Kalamity”. The Secular Web. Retrieved 3 December 2009. Craig, William Lane (1979). The Kalām Cosmological Argument. Wipf & Stock Publishers. ISBN 978-1-57910-438-2. Craig, William Lane (1996). “Initial Arguments: A Defense of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God”. Leadership University.
What are the best books on the cosmological argument for God?
Craig, William Lane (1996). “Initial Arguments: A Defense of the Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God”. Leadership University. Retrieved 28 November 2009. Craig, William Lane (1994). Reasonable Faith. Moody Press. ISBN 978-0-89107-764-0. Craig, William Lane (2000).
How is science related to the cosmological argument?
That is the sense in which it is related to the cosmological argument. Scientific accounts of causation are generally confined to what is called ‘efficient causes’ or causal sequences that can be understood in terms of known physical principles.