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    Erasmus, Jacobus and Verhoef, Anné Hendrik 2015. The Kalām Cosmological Argument and the Infinite God Objection. Sophia, Vol. 54, Issue. 4, p. 411.

    Puryear, Stephen 2014. Finitism and the Beginning of the Universe. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 92, Issue. 4, p. 619.


Craig on the actual infinite

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  • Published online: 01 June 2002

In a series of much discussed articles and books, William Lane Craig defends the view that the past could not consist in a beginningless series of events. In the present paper, I cast a critical eye on just one part of Craig's case for the finitude of the past – viz. his philosophical argument against the possibility of actually infinite sets of objects in the ‘real world’. I shall try to show that this argument is unsuccessful. I shall also take a close look at several considerations that are often thought to favour the possibility of an actual infinite, arguing in each case that Craig's response is inadequate.

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Religious Studies
  • ISSN: 0034-4125
  • EISSN: 1469-901X
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