Philosophy: First Cause Argument Quiz

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25 Questions

What characterizes an inductive argument?

What type of evidence are the inductive arguments for the existence of God based on?

Which team is used in the example to illustrate an inductive argument?

What is the main focus of this theme related to inductive arguments for God’s existence?

What type of evidence is a-posteriori evidence also known as?

According to Aquinas' Way 2, what did he argue about the chain of intermediate causes and effects?

What did Aquinas use as an analogy to illustrate his Way 2?

What did Aquinas observe about the world in his Way 3?

Why did Aquinas argue that there must have been a first causer according to his Way 2?

What did Aquinas argue about every effect in the universe in his Way 2?

According to Aquinas' cosmological arguments, the 'Unmoved Mover' is best described as:

In Aquinas' cosmological argument, the concept of 'Contingency & Necessity' refers to:

According to Aquinas' cosmological arguments, a pile of wood being turned into a fire by a match exemplifies:

How does Aquinas' cosmological argument differ from Aristotle's concept of the 'Prime Mover'?

What empirical observation forms the basis of Aquinas' Way 1 – The Unmoved Mover?

According to the argument, why is the concept of actual infinities considered absurd or impossible?

Why does Craig argue against 'potential infinities' as well?

What criticism did Craig's argument receive regarding 'actual infinities'?

Why does the argument claim that there must be as many red books as there are red and black books combined?

Why does Craig argue that a beginningless infinite universe cannot exist?

According to Aquinas, why must there be a necessary being?

Which theologian simplified Aquinas’ Third Way and argued that the universe itself must be contingent?

What is the main focus of William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument?

Why does William Lane Craig argue that an actual infinity cannot exist?

What makes Aquinas’ argument different from Frederick Copleston’s and William Lane Craig’s arguments?


Test your understanding of the first cause argument in philosophy with this quiz. Explore the concept of an uncaused cause and the principles of causality in philosophical thought.

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