See also, Aristotle
, who formulated a similar logical argument for the existence of God
- Each event must have a preceding cause.
- Each cause must have been another, preceding, event
- In order for this chain of events to have been initiated, there must have been a "Prime Mover" - God. Q.E.D. sic
The notion of complete predestination is also referred to in philosophical literature as "The Clockmaker's Universe
." Note: all of these (convincing) theories have significant implications for free will and self-determination
and subjective consciousness
Also note: This argument has a lot in common, for several reasons, with the flat earth theory.