Faith and Philosophy 17 (4):441-458 (2000)

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Does the cosmological argument (CA) depend on the ontological (OA)? That depends. If the OA is an argument “from mere concepts,” then no; if the OA is an argument from possibility, then yes. That is my main thesis. Along the way, I explore a number of subsidiary themes, among them, the nature of proof in metaphysics, and what Kant calls the “mystery of absolute necessity.”.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil200017431
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