first-cause argument

[ furst-kawz ]
/ ˈfɜrstˈkɔz /

noun Philosophy.

an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite regress is impossible.

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