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  • That thing about contingency

    AquinasOne version of the cosmological argument relies, among other assumptions, on the following:

    Every contingent being has a cause.

    Leaving aside the necessity of defining what we mean by "cause", and of explaining how such an inductive statement could reasonably apply to a unique object such as the universe, I want to focus in this post on the concept of contingency.