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Claude Tresmontant et la preuve cosmologique*

Antoine Côtéa1

a1 Université d'Ottawa

Abstract

This paper examines Claude Tresmontant's attempt to provide a philosophical argument in favour of God's existence using the results of modern science. Like many contemporary theists, Tresmontant believes that discoveries in the field of astrophysics, rightly interpreted, lead to the postulation of a deity. This paper challenges the philosophical presuppositions of Tresmontant's argument and the thesis that current cosmological theories can be used to construct a valid proof of the existence of God.

Footnotes

* Je remercie les évaluateurs anonymes de Dialogue pour leurs remarques critiques dont j'ai essayé, dans la mesure du possible, de tenir compte, ainsi que le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada pour son appui financier.