The Cosmological Argument Essay
The Cosmological Argument is an argument supporting the existence of God which claims that all animate beings are contingent, meaning they depend on something else for their existence. The argument also states that the entire cosmos therefore must depend on a being that exists independently. The Cosmological argument is a posteriori argument. This means the argument is derived by reasoning from previously observed facts and the opposite of a priori argument which is derived by the use of logic. The Cosmological argument simply breaks down into three claims: that the cosmos/universe exits, that the existence of the cosmos has a cause, and that the cause is God.