A History of Ideas: Thomas Aquinas and the First Mover Argument
Gillian Anderson on Thomas Aquinas and the First Mover Argument
If every effect has a cause, how did everything begin? Thomas Aquinas argued that there couldn’t be an infinite regression of cause and effect without any fixed starting point. He posited that God was the First Mover, who was able to set the universe in motion without any prior cause. But is the existence of movement and cause and effect really enough to logically point to the existence of God?
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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas – Theologian Giles Fraser on Thomas Aquinas