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Time and Infinity

William Lane Craig

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263838
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Time and Infinity

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This chapter examines recent criticism of two arguments for the beginning of the universe similar to the kalām cosmological argument. These arguments are about the impossibility of the existence of an actual infinite and the impossibility of the successive formation of an actual infinite. This chapter argues in defense in these arguments and concludes that both arguments have yet to be found unsound. It explains that both arguments do seem to furnish philosophical grounds for holding to the finitude of the past and the beginning of the universe.

Keywords: kalām; cosmological argument; infinity; cosmology; philosophy

Chapter.  6561 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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