A Bayesian formulation of the kalam cosmological argument CALUM MILLER

A Bayesian formulation of the kalam cosmological argument CALUM MILLER

Abstract: There has been a trend within natural theology to present arguments for
theism deductively, such that at least one of the premises is likely to be extremely
controversial. For those arguments with less controversial premises, the conclusion
is usually something short of theism. On these grounds, some have employed
probabilistic reasoning to revive classical arguments – to use less controversial
premises in achieving a conclusion directly relevant to whether theism is true
or not. Here, I formulate the kalam cosmological argument in Bayesian terms,
and argue that doing so renders many objections levelled against it obsolete.

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