Title: The Cognitive Appeal of the Cosmological Argument
Authors: De Smedt, Johan ×
De Cruz, Helen #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Centre for Religious Studies, University of Toronto
Series Title: Method and Theory in the Study of Religion vol:23 issue:2 pages:103-122
Abstract: The cosmological argument has enjoyed and still enjoys substantial popularity in various traditions of natural theology. We propose that its enduring appeal is due at least in part to its concurrence with human cognitive predispositions, in particular intuitions about causality and agency. These intuitions seem to be a stable part of human cognition. We will consider implications for the justification of the cosmological argument from externalise and internalise perspectives.
ISSN: 0943-3058
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy
× corresponding author
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