Rowe's Cosmological Argument.
The question about the existence of the universe is one that has elicited a lot if debates. There have been many arguments presented in the explanation of why and how the universe came into existence.
Rowe’s Cosmological Argument is one example of theism oriented principles that argues that because the universe had a beginning, then it definitely had a cause since everything that comes into existence must have a cause (Rowe 11). The Cosmological Argument states as follows:
1. Every being (that exists or ever existed) is either a dependent being or a self existent being.
2. Not every being can exist as a dependent being. Therefore,
3. There exists a self existent being (18-19).
The Principle of Sufficient Reason follows the idea that everything must have an explanation. In the arguments for God’s existence, this principle is commonly used to explain the causal or creative power. There are normally four unique forms of the Principle of Sufficient Reason. The first one is known as the Principle of Sufficient Reason of Becoming is the first form and it states that if an object’s new form appears, there must have been another similar state. The Principle of Sufficient Reason of knowing states that for judgment to express some knowledge, there must be sufficient ground which serves as a basis for the knowledge. This quality gives judgment a level of being true a fact that can be used on the judgment when it is being used for something else. The principle of Sufficient Reason of Acting states that all human decisions are results of an object that has the power to determine the will of humans by acting as the motive for such a will (Wiggins 117). ...