Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two Philosophical Legends - Debate about God and the Argument from Contingency

This is a legendary debate (though edited here) between two philosophical legends; Fr. Frederick C. Copleston SJ and Bertrand Russell.  The point of the debate revolves around the Cosmological Argument and is based upon contingency (a posteriori).  Fr. Copleston is best known for his 9 volume A History of Philosophy (there are 2 more volumes in Europe, one on Russian philosophy and the other on French philosophy), while Russell for his contributions to logic and his essay "Why I am not a Christian."  Listen and learn from the brilliance of two great philosophers.

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