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    • Inductive Arguments
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    • The Persuasiveness of Inductive Arguments
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    • Introduction to the Cosmological Argument
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    • Introduction to the Cosmological Argument
    • Thomas Aquinas's First and Second Arguments
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    • Thomas Aquinas's Third Argument
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    • William Craig's Argument
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    • Presentations of the Cosmological Argument
    • Strengths of the Cosmological Argument
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    • Weaknesses of the Cosmological Argument
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    • David Hume's Criticisms
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    • Immanuel Kant's Criticisms
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    • Bertrand Russell's Criticisms
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    • Criticisms of the Cosmological Argument
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    • The Cosmological Argument Presentation
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Thomas Aquinas's First and Second Arguments

A Level: Edexcel • OCR • WJEC

GCSE: Edexcel A • Edexcel B

A detailed investigation into Thomas Aquinas's first and second presentations of the cosmological argument, including how they work, and why they're convincing. This lesson provides a brief biography of Thomas Aquinas, and covers the text of Summa Theologica. This includes how the problem of infinite regress can only be avoided by assuming the existence of a prime mover or a first cause, which supports the argument for the existence of God.