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A Comparative Study of Some Classical Causal Proofs of the Existence of God

Shivdasani Lecture
OCHS Library
Professor Kisor Kumar Chakrabarty
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

I shall make a comparative study of three classical causal proofs of the existence of God, one offered by St. Thomas Aquinas, another, by Descartes and yet another, by Udayana (11th century, belonging to the classical Nyaya Hindu school of philosophy).  I shall argue that the proof of Udayana is not open to some of the objections raised against the two other proofs and is more defensible.