Aquinas’ argument from degrees, its persuasiveness, and whether it is sound

Whenever I read articles or books about Aquinas’ five arguments for God, I never see much elaboration on his argument from degrees. Perhaps the authors don’t find the argument sound, or they don’t find it to be persuasive to general audiences. It certainly seems to be an argument that is very different from the other arguments that Aquinas offers, mainly because the argument appeals to neo-platonic ideas rather than Aristotelian ideas like the other arguments; it sticks out like a sore thumb!

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