Name Code Instructor Date Efficient Cause Argument Critique Thomas Aquinas came up with the efficient cause argument in an attempt to prove that God does exist. In his discussion Aquinas wrote that in a sensible world there is always an active source for things and no evidence exists to suggest that an item was the practical reason of itself since it would have to have existed before itself which is an impossibility. Besides with the efficient origin one could not reach infinity as there has to be a first action that causes an intermediate a sculptor and sculpture the architect of the statue would be the sculptor who is the efficient cause. However in this case the root of the sculptor would be his parents and taking them out of the equation does not prevent the sculpture into being putting Aquinas premise that removing the cause does not result in an effect into doubt. Works Cited Melchert Norman. "The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy." (2007). Silva Ignacio. "Thomas Aquinas Holds Fast: Objections to Aquinas within Today's Debate on Divine Action." The Heythrop Journal 54.4 (2013): 658-667. [...]
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