cosmological argument

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Related to Cosmological argument for the existence of God: Teleological argument for the existence of God, Ontological argument for the existence of God

cosmological argument

n
(Philosophy) philosophy one of the arguments that purport to prove the existence of God from empirical facts about the universe, esp the argument to the existence of a first cause. Compare ontological argument1, teleological argument
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The cosmological argument for the existence of God however outweighs all other contemplations debated upon considering the deliberation that everything that begins to exist has a cause.
According to Popkin and Stroll, "This argument, often called the cosmological argument for the existence of God, has been employed for a long time by philosophers and theologians.
Since then he has comprehensively studied the cosmological argument for the existence of God and for him, "The cosmological argument has a long and venerable history, possessing resilience under criticism that is truly remarkable.
Plato's work on the cosmological argument for the existence of God is called The Laws (Book X).
It is very reasonable and plausible to stress here that al-Ash'ari's deep interest in the cosmological argument for the existence of God explains why he totally disagrees with some Muslims who do not see any relation or any significance between Muslim theological doctrines and the discussions of the cosmological elements or phenomena such as motion, rest, body, accident, color, space, atom and the leaping of atoms.
Thomas Aquinas' cosmological argument for the existence of God.
Normally confident, I would stammer out my thoughts on the cosmological argument for the existence of God.