On a causal principle in an argument for a necessary being

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Abstract

In Necessary Existence, Pruss and Rasmussen give an argument for a necessary being employing a modest causal principle. Here I note that, when applied to highly general and fundamental matters, the principle may well be false (or at least not so obvious).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
JournalAnalysis
Volume82
Issue number2
Early online dateMar 3 2022
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Causal principle
  • Contingency
  • Exemplified
  • Necessary being
  • Weak argument from beginnings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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