This is the third video in my metaphysics series and in it, I will be discussing the differences between essentially and accidentally ordered causal series. I will show why an essentially ordered causal series cannot even in principle go back infinitely and why this is important to understand when conversing with people who posit a series of infinite causes as the workaround to there having to be a first cause. I hope you guys enjoy this video and find it useful. Feel free to comment and questions or remarks you may have in the comment section below as well as suggestions on future videos.
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There Must Be A First: Why Thomas Aquinas Rejects Infinite, Essentially Ordered, Causal Series
The Last Superstition
Aquinas: a beginners guide
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