- (theology, philosophy) A type of argument for the existence of God, advanced by a number of philosophers, including Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, which maintains that, since every thing and event has a cause, there must be a first cause (God) which is itself uncaused and which causes everything else.
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- "the general causality argument" in "The Existence of God" by P.J. Toner, in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Robert Appleton Company, New York, 1911.
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