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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201

A philosophical argument for the beginning of time

Jacobus Erasmus ; School of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, North-West University Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
Laureano Luna   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-1955-4084 ; IES “Doctor Francisco Marin”, Siles, Jaén, Spain

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APA 6th Edition
Erasmus, J. & Luna, L. (2020). A philosophical argument for the beginning of time. Prolegomena, 19 (2), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201
MLA 8th Edition
Erasmus, Jacobus and Laureano Luna. "A philosophical argument for the beginning of time." Prolegomena, vol. 19, no. 2, 2020, pp. 161-176. https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201. Accessed 9 May 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Erasmus, Jacobus and Laureano Luna. "A philosophical argument for the beginning of time." Prolegomena 19, no. 2 (2020): 161-176. https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201
Harvard
Erasmus, J., and Luna, L. (2020). 'A philosophical argument for the beginning of time', Prolegomena, 19(2), pp. 161-176. https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201
Vancouver
Erasmus J, Luna L. A philosophical argument for the beginning of time. Prolegomena [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2021 May 09];19(2):161-176. https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201
IEEE
J. Erasmus and L. Luna, "A philosophical argument for the beginning of time", Prolegomena, vol.19, no. 2, pp. 161-176, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.26362/20200201

Abstracts
A common argument in support of a beginning of the universe used by advocates of the kalām cosmological argument (KCA) is the argument against the possibility of an actual infinite, or the “Infinity Argument”. However, it turns out that the Infinity Argument loses some of its force when compared with the achievements of set theory and it brings into question the view that God predetermined an endless future. We therefore defend a new formal argument, based on the nature of time (just as geometrical reasoning is based on the nature of space), which addresses more directly the question of beginningless time.

Keywords
Kalām cosmological argument; predetermined future; Benardete paradox; Yablo paradox; recursive determination rule; normal time; beginningless time

Hrčak ID: 247185

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