Analysis Of Leibniz Cosmological Argument For The Existence Of God

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Analysis of Leibniz cosmological argument for the existence of God

The purpose of cosmological arguments is to start with the subject the universe and trace it back to the root that being the cause which according to Leibniz is an infinite necessary being. Profound philosophers used this method in order to enable the general public and academics to seeing the correlation between the universe, and its source God. Leibniz’s main objective was to take Aquinas 's foundation within his cosmological argument and tweak it until absolute clarity was established with what he entitled Principle of sufficient reason. By absorbing Aquinas’s interpretation he complied with Aquinas’s account, that the sole premise of necessity was enough to display the existence of God. Yet, he molds the argument into the formation that it doesn’t advocate for consistent errors people find flawed with Aquinas 's impression. This paper will revolve around how Leibniz appealed to the Principle of Sufficient reason for acquiring his cosmological argument, what his argument entails, and what my impression is of his orchestration of the cosmological argument. As follows I will provide a philosophical objection to Leibniz’s viewpoint, and then rebut with a Leibniz response. Concluding the verdict will be established, therefore the question remains does Leibniz’s cosmological argument succeed to prove that a necessary being is existent? When unclothing a question or topic of discussion one has to question the…

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