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- (theology, philosophy) A type of argument for the existence of God, advanced by a number of philosophers, including Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, which maintains that, since every thing and event has a cause, there must be a first cause (God) which is itself uncaused and which causes everything else.
- “cosmological argument” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- “cosmological+argument” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
- "the general causality argument" in "The Existence of God" by P.J. Toner, in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Robert Appleton Company, New York, 1911.
- "cosmological argument" in FOLDOP - Free On-Line Dictionary Of Philosophy.
- "cosmological argument" in A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names (Garth Kemerling, 1997-2002)
- Dictionary of Philosophy, Dagobert D. Runes (editor) (Philosophical Library, 1962), see: "Cosmological argument for God" by Herman Hausheer, page 68