Aquinas Fifth Way

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  • Aquinas
    • Nothing happened by chance- everything has a designer
    • Design Qua Regularity- looks at design in relation to order & regularity in universe- believed is evidence of a designer at work
    • Fifth way taken from order of universe
    • Greek Philosopher Aristotle
      • Prime Mover- gives everything purpose
    • Therefore some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end
    • Analogy- Archer- arrow
    • Design Qua Purpose- looks at design in relation to which parts of universe fit together for some purpose- eg TV/ heart


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