On a Causal Principle in an Argument for a Necessary Being

Analysis 82 (2):272-277 (2022)
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Abstract

In Necessary Existence, Pruss and Rasmussen give an argument for a necessary being employing a modest causal principle. Here I note that, when applied to highly general and fundamental matters, the principle may well be false (or at least not so obvious).

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Noel Saenz
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