Concerning the Metaphysical Necessity of the Universe Beginning Uncaused

Philo 3 (1):73-75 (2000)
In George Nakhnikian’s interesting and stimulating paper, “Quantum Cosmology, Theistic Philosophical Cosmology, and the Existence Question” (present issue) he addresses the fundamental issue of whether it is metaphysically possible or justifiable to believe that our universe began to exist without a cause, divine or otherwise. His conclusion is negative, and he argues that, contrary to my views, quantum cosmology is consistent with theism. In this paper, I shall evaluate Nakhnikian’s arguments.
Keywords Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/philo2000318
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