Internal and external causal explanations of the universe

Philosophical Studies 79 (3):283 - 310 (1995)
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By "an infinite series of contingent beings" is meant a beginningless succession of modally contingent beings, such that the succession of beings occupies an infinite number of equal-lengthened temporal intervals (e.g. an aleph-zero number of past years)
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