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


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.



Ferlin F. Pedro