Moreland on the Impossibility of Traversing the Infinite: A Critique

Philo 14 (1):32-42 (2011)
Abstract
A key premise of the kalam cosmological argument is that the universe began to exist. However, while a number of philosophers have offered powerful criticisms of William Lane Craig’s defense of the premise, J.P. Moreland has also offered a number of unique arguments in support of it, and to date, little attention has been paid to these in the literature. In this paper, I attempt to go some way toward redressing this matter. In particular, I shall argue that Moreland’s philosophical arguments against the possibility of traversing a beginningless past are unsuccessful.
Keywords Natural Theology  Kalam Cosmological Argument  Philosophy of Religion
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DOI 10.5840/Philo20111413
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