2008 EPS Papers (Craig)

November 20, 2008
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William Lane Craig

Graham Oppy on Infinity in the Kalam Cosmological Argument

* The final version of this paper appears in the Winter 2008 (10:2) issue of Philosophia Christi

Abstract: Graham Oppy’s Arguing about Gods (2006) and his Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity (2005) are the most potent critique to date of the kalam-style arguments against the infinity of the past and for the beginning of the universe. In this paper, I seek to answer Oppy’s criticisms of the arguments based on the impossibility of the existence of an actual infinite and of the impossibility of the formation of an actual infinite by successive addition