Mind 77 (305):115-117 (1968)

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Rem B. Edwards
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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This article argues that not all arguments from parts to wholes commit the informal logical fallacy of composition,and especially not the cosmological argument for God which moves from the contingent existence of all the parts of the cosmos to the contingent existence of the whole.
Keywords Fallacy of Composition  Cosmololgical Argument for God  Contingency  Parts to Wholes
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DOI 10.1093/mind/LXXVII.305.115
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