American Philosophical Quarterly 34 (2):193 - 211 (1997)

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Robert Charles Koons
University of Texas at Austin
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The cosmological argument for God’s existence has a long history, but perhaps the most influential version of it has been the argument from contingency. This is the version that Frederick Copleston pressed upon Bertrand Russell in their famous debate about God’s existence in 1948 (printed in Russell’s 1957 Why I am not a Christian). Russell’s lodges three objections to the Thomistic argument.
Keywords cosmological argument  theism  mereology  defeasible reasoning
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