Leibniz cosmological argument

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The Leibniz Cosmological Argument is a variant of the cosmological argument proposed by Gottfried Leibniz. It is lesser known than the Kalam version. It has been defended by more recent apologists and philosophers. The argument is as follows:

  1. Everything which exists has an explanation of its existence (the principle of sufficient reason)
  2. If the universe had an explanation of its existence, then the explanation must be God
  3. The universe exists
  4. The universe has an explanation of its existence
  5. Therefore, God exists

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