Case Analysis Essay
PHIL 3431: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
November 20th, 2012
The Cosmological Argument
The cosmological argument is considered to be the relationship between the existence of the world or universe and the existence of a being that created this world or universe and maintains its existence. According to many studies, the cosmological argument comes in two forms: the modal cosmological arguments and the temporal kalam cosmological arguments.
The modal cosmological argument
The modal cosmological argument, also known as the argument from contingency, suggest that the universe existence requires an …show more content…
This explanation does not state that everything has to be the same way. For this reason, there must be something that does not need of anything else to exist. Obviously the universe cannot be this being, since it’s the collection of all beings changing in space and time. This leads to think that the cause of the universe cannot be a contingent being, instead it would be a necessary being that possesses the characteristics of existing within itself and not depending on anything else.
The temporal Kalam cosmological argument
The temporal kalam cosmological argument deals with the definition of past and its time. These arguments note that statements of an infinite past stretching back in time into infinity is reveal that there is a point in time at which the universe began to exist. In most circumstances, something that possess a