The Resource The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment, by Jacobus Erasmus, (electronic resource)

The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment, by Jacobus Erasmus, (electronic resource)

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The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment
Title
The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment
Statement of responsibility
by Jacobus Erasmus
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a discussion of the kalām cosmological argument, and presents a defence of a version of that argument after critically evaluating three of the most important versions of the argument. It argues that, since the versions of the kalām cosmological argument defended by Philoponus (c. 490–c. 570), al-Ghazālī (1058– 1111), and the contemporary philosopher, William Lane Craig, all deny the possibility of the existence of an actual infinite, these arguments are incompatible with Platonism and the view that God foreknows an endless future. This conclusion, however, is not a problem for the proponents of the kalām cosmological argument, for the book shows how the argument can be defended without denying the possibility of the actual infinite. In order to offer a comprehensive analysis of Philoponus and al-Ghazālī’s cosmological arguments, the book draws on recent English translations of some of their works. Next, the book advances a detailed argument against the popular argument based on the impossibility of an actual infinite. Finally, the book offers a unique defence of the kalām cosmological argument by defending philosophical arguments for a beginning of time that do not deny the actual infinite, evaluating which hypothesis best explains the discoveries of modern cosmology, and offering an argument in support of the premise that, if the universe came into existence, then God brought it into existence
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Erasmus, Jacobus
Dewey number
210
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0
LC call number
BL51
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures,
Series volume
25
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  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Islam-Doctrines
  • Philology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Christian Theology
  • Islamic Theology
  • Classical Studies
Label
The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment, by Jacobus Erasmus, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Philoponus’ Creatio Ex Nihilo Argument -- Chapter 3. Al-Ghazālī’s Kalam Cosmological Argument -- Chapter 4. The Rise of Set Theory and Modern Cosmology -- Chapter 5. Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument -- Chapter 6. Problems with the Infinity Argument -- Chapter 7. Philosophical Arguments for a Beginning -- Chapter 8. Can Cosmology Justify Belief in an Eternal Universe? -- Chapter 9. God as the Explanation of the Universe -- Chapter 10. Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 186 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319734385
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-73438-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000001795254
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-73438-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5216654
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001795254
Label
The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment, by Jacobus Erasmus, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Philoponus’ Creatio Ex Nihilo Argument -- Chapter 3. Al-Ghazālī’s Kalam Cosmological Argument -- Chapter 4. The Rise of Set Theory and Modern Cosmology -- Chapter 5. Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument -- Chapter 6. Problems with the Infinity Argument -- Chapter 7. Philosophical Arguments for a Beginning -- Chapter 8. Can Cosmology Justify Belief in an Eternal Universe? -- Chapter 9. God as the Explanation of the Universe -- Chapter 10. Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2018.
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 186 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319734385
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-73438-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000001795254
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-73438-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5216654
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001795254

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