[Pathways] The PSR Fails to Prove The Existence of God - by Ferlin F. Pedro

*Abstract*:

I argue that the 'Principle of Sufficient Reason' (PSR) as a cosmological argument does not warrant the existence of God. In section one, I describe the nature of cosmological arguments, then examine two of its main variations: the 'First Cause' argument and the argument from contingency, and their weaknesses. In section two, I go on to assess Leibniz's PSR, showing that the PSR falls into contradictory terms of necessity and contingency. I conclude that the PSR does not offer adequate justification for God's existence as a necessary Being.

*URL*:

https://www.academia.edu/41741476/The_Principle_of_Sufficient_Reason_Fails_To_Prove_The_Existence_of_God

Ferlin F. Pedro
ffpedrojr@gmail.com