The Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Possibility of an Actually Infinite Future

Philo 2 (2):41-52 (1999)
Abstract
Part of the kalam cosmological argument draws upon the claim that an actual infinite cannot exist. Classical theists also maintain both that some individuals will earn eternal life and that God infallibly foreknows the future. The claim that these latter two theses do not require that an actual infinite exists because God possesses an intuitive, rather than propositional intellect, is examined and rejected. Although the future is potential, rather than actual, classical theism requires that the future be, in a sense, actually infinite
Keywords Philosophy and Religion
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ISBN(s) 1098-3570
DOI 10.5840/philo19992214
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