Cosmological Arguments

  • Attempt to infer existence of God from observations about causation, change, motion, or related phenomena
    • Where did the Universe come from? What caused all of this?

Using the Principle of Sufficient Reason

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's approach
  • Basic structure:
    1. Everything contingent fact has an explanation (Principle of Sufficient Reason)
    2. There is a contingent fact $C$ that includes all other contingent facts
    3. Facts cannot explain themselves
    4. Therefore: there must be a necessary being

Argument Philosophy