Match up the key terms and definitions.
The cosmological argument – Page 3
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- Infinite regression
- Efficient cause
- Contingent beings
- Necessary beings
- Principle of sufficient reason
- Actual infinity
- the process by which an object acquires a new form.
- a chain of events that goes backwards forever.
- that which causes change and motion to start or stop. In many cases, this is simply the thing that brings something about.
- not just human beings but anything that has a property.
- nature or character.
- beings that depend upon something else for their existence. They have the property that they need not be, or could have been different.
- beings which, if they exist, cannot not exist; beings which are not dependent on any other for their existence.
- there is some sort of explanation, known or unknown, for everything.
- a completed unity eg an actual infinity of time would be an infinite number of moments in the past and in the future.