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Can someone explain what he says? I just don't understand his concept!
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Where? The bloke is a publication machine and says lots of things
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He's one of the better theologists in terms of oratory skills in my opinion

As jolly good fellow mentioned, he says a lot of things so you'll have to be more specific
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I assume this is about his formulation of the Kalam cosmological argument which he can't shut up about and I also assume it's taught in RS.
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He's one of the better theologists in terms of oratory skills in my opinion

As jolly good fellow mentioned, he says a lot of things so you'll have to be more specific
His concept of infinity in the cosmological argument
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I assume this is about his formulation of the Kalam cosmological argument which he can't shut up about and I also assume it's taught in RS.
Yes! All your assumptions are right. But any explanation, coz it makes no sense to me
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I do philosophy A-level and we looked briefly at his interpretation of the Kalam argument. He rejects infinite regress (a foundation of the Kalam argument) on various grounds including the seeming paradoxes of an actual (existing in real life) infinity citing mathematical puzzles like:

the Hilbert's Hotel dilemma
the impossibility of creating an infinity by successive addition: if you keeping adding finite quantities you never reach infinity
infinities can't be traversed: since infinity is never ending, if the past is in an infinite regress it would be impossible to 'finish' the past and arrive in the present

however opponents would say George Cantor's work in mathematical set theory resolves these issues

(hopefully this helps and I apologise if there are any mistakes in this I only studied him for one lesson so I'm by no means an expert)
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(Original post by _gracecharlie)
I do philosophy A-level and we looked briefly at his interpretation of the Kalam argument. He rejects infinite regress (a foundation of the Kalam argument) on various grounds including the seeming paradoxes of an actual (existing in real life) infinity citing mathematical puzzles like:

the Hilbert's Hotel dilemma
the impossibility of creating an infinity by successive addition: if you keeping adding finite quantities you never reach infinity
infinities can't be traversed: since infinity is never ending, if the past is in an infinite regress it would be impossible to 'finish' the past and arrive in the present

however opponents would say George Cantor's work in mathematical set theory resolves these issues

(hopefully this helps and I apologise if there are any mistakes in this I only studied him for one lesson so I'm by no means an expert)
Thank you! It makes a little more sense!
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Thank you! It makes a little more sense!
Just to clarify the rejection of infinite regress is a foundation of the Kalam argument NOT infinite regress is a foundation of the Kalam argument..I didn't word that very clearly
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Just to clarify the rejection of infinite regress is a foundation of the Kalam argument NOT infinite regress is a foundation of the Kalam argument..I didn't word that very clearly
Thank you!
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