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Article: A modified philosophical argument for a beginning of the universe

TitleA modified philosophical argument for a beginning of the universe
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Issue Date2014
PublisherCambridge University Press.
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Think, 2014, v. 13 n. 36, p. 71-83 How to Cite?
AbstractCraig’s second philosophical argument for abeginning of the universe presupposes a dynamic theory of time, a limitation which makes theargument unacceptable for those who do not hold this theory. I argue that the argument can bemodified thus: If time is beginning-less, then it would be the case that a person existing and counting aslong as time exists would count an actual infinite by counting one element after another successively, but the consequent is metaphysically impossible, hencethe antecedent is metaphysically impossible. I defend the premises and show that this argument does not presuppose the dynamic theory.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206303
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dc.identifier.citationThink, 2014, v. 13 n. 36, p. 71-83-
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dc.description.abstractCraig’s second philosophical argument for abeginning of the universe presupposes a dynamic theory of time, a limitation which makes theargument unacceptable for those who do not hold this theory. I argue that the argument can bemodified thus: If time is beginning-less, then it would be the case that a person existing and counting aslong as time exists would count an actual infinite by counting one element after another successively, but the consequent is metaphysically impossible, hencethe antecedent is metaphysically impossible. I defend the premises and show that this argument does not presuppose the dynamic theory.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherCambridge University Press.-
dc.relation.ispartofThink-
dc.rightsThink. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.-
dc.titleA modified philosophical argument for a beginning of the universeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLoke, TEA: qaddeen@yahoo.com-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S147717561300033X-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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