More on part IX of Hume's dialogues

Philosophical Quarterly 30 (118):69-71 (1980)
Defends the cosmological argument for the existence of God against Hume's criticisms. Hume objects that since a cause is before its effect, an eternal succession has no cause; but that would rule of by fiat the possibility of God's creating the world from eternity. Hume argues that once a cause is given for each of a collection of objects, there is not need to posit a cause of the whole collection; but that is to assume the universe to be a heap of things arbitrarily grouped rather than a whole arbitrarily divided.
Keywords Cosmological argument  Unity of the world  Hume
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DOI 10.2307/2219382
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