Endless Future: A Persistent Thorn in the Kalām Cosmological Argument
Wes Morriston contends that William Lane Craig's argument for the impossibility of a beginningless past results in an equally good argument for the impossibility of an endless future (or at least a pre-determined one). Craig disagrees. I show that Craig's reply reveals a commitment to an unmotivated position concerning the relationship between actuality and the actual infinite. I then assess alternative routes to the impossibility of a beginningless past that have been offered in the literature, and show that, contrary to initial appearances, these routes similarly seem to support the impossibility of an endless future.
Cohen, Yishai PhD, "Endless Future: A Persistent Thorn in the Kalām Cosmological Argument" (2015). Faculty Publications. 61.