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Varför finns det sådant som inte måste finnas?

Lembke, Martin LU (2012) In Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift 88(2). p.89-94
Abstract
Not only the argument from contingency for the existence of God but also the theistic idea that God is the metaphysical foundation of the world seem to presuppose the intelligibility and validity of the following question: Why is there anything contingent at all? However, it has been argued that, upon closer inspection, this question is a pseudo-question: a question which presupposes illegitimate or somehow ill-founded assumptions. In this article I respond to some of this criticism, especially to that given by David Hume and Adolf Grünbaum. I argue that there seems to be no good reason to think that the question under consideration should not continue to receive proper philosophical attention.
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0039-6761
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  abstract     = {Not only the argument from contingency for the existence of God but also the theistic idea that God is the metaphysical foundation of the world seem to presuppose the intelligibility and validity of the following question: Why is there anything contingent at all? However, it has been argued that, upon closer inspection, this question is a pseudo-question: a question which presupposes illegitimate or somehow ill-founded assumptions. In this article I respond to some of this criticism, especially to that given by David Hume and Adolf Grünbaum. I argue that there seems to be no good reason to think that the question under consideration should not continue to receive proper philosophical attention.},
  author       = {Lembke, Martin},
  issn         = {0039-6761},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {89--94},
  publisher    = {Gleerups Utbildning AB},
  series       = {Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift},
  title        = {Varför finns det sådant som inte måste finnas?},
  volume       = {88},
  year         = {2012},
}