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'Logical Foundations of the Cosmological Argument'
*[A5] Hardback with Dustjacket  - 260 pages,
by Ismail Latif Hacinebioglu,
Published by Insan Publications.

Description :

The cosmological argument that has deep philosophical and historical roots, especially in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, is one of the most important arguments for logical, epistemological and methodological discussions about the existence of God.

Among the theological, ontological, moral and teleological arguments for the existence of God there has recently been a significant revival of interest and speculation concerning the cosmological argument. As Hacinebioglu notes, this is not only due to philosophical discussions of considerable depth and profundity from Plato to Leibnitz, but also due to the recent developments in physics and astronomy, the emergence of the Big Bang theory and related advances in the field of quantum physics, the scientific community, which seems to have moved much closer to the idea of the universe having had a beginning.

Hacinebioglu, attempts to present a unified framework for understanding the logic of the cosmological argument by expounding its religious context and its philosophical and scientific background as he focuses on three specific approaches to the cosmological argument: Thomistic, Leibnizian and Kalam.

About the Author :

Ismail Latif Hacinebioglu (Ph.D., University of Wales, Lampeter, 2001) is Associate Professor of Logic at Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey. He is also a visiting scholar of Islamic Philosophy at University of Wales, Trinity College, Carmarthen, UK.

Table of Contents :

------The Family of Cosmological Arguments,
------Conceptual Ambiguities.

---[1]. The Religious Contexts,
------The Religious Grounds,
------The Characteristics of the Objections,
------The Three Abrahamic Religions,
---------1. Judaism,
---------2. Christianity,
---------3. Islam,
-------Other Religious Approaches.

---[2]. Philosophical Motivation,
------Presenting a Philosophical Argument,
------The Empirical Limitations for the Cosmological Argument,
------Historical Background,
------The Ancient Greeks,
----------Platonic Origins,
----------Aristotelian Origins,
-------Medieval Heritage,
---------The Enlightenment.

---[3]. Scientific Motivation,
------The Use of Science,
------Time and Space,
------The Big Bang Theory.

---[4]. Basic Concepts and Principles of the Cosmological Argument,
------The Concept of the First Cause,
------Discovering a First Cause,
------The Concept of Sufficient Being,
------The Concept of Necessary Being,
------Importance of Clarifying the Concepts,
------A Conclusion for the Usage of Concepts.

---[5]. The Thomistic Cosmological Argument,
------An Exposition of the Argument,
------Infinite Regress,
------The Efficient Cause,
------Necessity and Contingency,
------Plurality of Necessary Beings,
------Pursuing Logical Necessity,
------Necessity in Connection to Causation,
------A Conclusion for the Thomistic Cosmological Argument,
------Humean Approach,
------Hume and his Argumentations,
---------Cause and Effect,
---------First Cause,
---------Connections with the Teleological Argument,
---------A priori or A posteriori Argument,
---------Necessity and Contingency,
---------A Conclusion for the Humean Understanding.

---[6]. The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument,
------An Exposition of the Argument,
------The Existence of the Universe,
------Causality and Chance,
------The Existence of Contingent Beings,
------The framework of the Critiques of the Principle of Sufficient Reason,
------The Varieties of 'Necessities'
------Modern Critics,
------Kant and the Cosmological Argument,
------The Objectives of Kant's Critiques,
------The Frame of the Main Points.

---[7]. The Kalam Argument,
------Kalam : Making of a Theology,
------An Exposition of the Argument,
------Necessity and Contingency,
------Alternative Models for the Beginning of the Universe,
------Modern Discussions.

---[8]. Conclusion.


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More Islamic Theology | Kalam.

*Dimensions : 23.5 x 16cm.

NB: Off-mint, some 'marks' on dustjacket.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 19 August, 2018.