Infinite Regression (Challenges to the Cosmological Argument)

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I'm writing my first a-level essay for RE, Ethics, Philosophy. The question is 'Examine the challenges to the Cosmological Argument.' I've not quite grasped what infinite regression actually is, I keep getting mixed up :/
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Is Infinite regression the idea that the universe is just a result of a chain of cause and effect? With no real beginning?
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Hi,
I'm writing my first a-level essay for RE, Ethics, Philosophy. The question is 'Examine the challenges to the Cosmological Argument.' I've not quite grasped what infinite regression actually is, I keep getting mixed up :/
So...
Is Infinite regression the idea that the universe is just a result of a chain of cause and effect? With no real beginning?
Thank you
From a temporal perspective, yes. You should also look at the Big Bang theory and the cyclic Big Crunch.

I found this excellent Stanford University Comological Argument Philosophy description which lays out a historcal overview and should provide a rich source for further exploration.

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/co...ical-argument/
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Thank you very much for your help
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