Design Argument AO1 Mind Map

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  • Created on: 26-04-14 15:53
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  • Design Argument
    • Key features
      • A Posteriori - Based on experience
      • Inductive- Conclusion jumps ahead of premise
      • Synthetic- Promise is not concluded in definition
      • Analogy
      • ORDER PURPOSE BEAUTY
    • Aquinas
      • 5th of 5 ways
    • Paley
      • Watch has intricate designs that work towards a purpose so much have a maker unlike rock. World shows evidence of order and purpose
      • DQPurpose- design in relation to the way the universe fits to purpose
    • Tennant
      • Anthropic Principle - world created to sustain human life, shows order and purpose
        • Rare for us to be here - GOLDILOCKS ENIGMA (PAUL DAVIES)
    • Strengths
      • Inductive reasoning - from observations, hard to deny o&c
      • does not rely on fixed definitions
      • analogy makes it easy to understand
      • gives purpose to universe
      • fits with human reasoning
    • Weaknesses
      • Hume
        • because thing in the world have designers doesnt mean world does
        • how many designers
        • attributes of world to creator. what of evil & suffering?
      • inference from one to other is too great - world is not like watch/ manmadevnature
      • order & comp just human perception
      • evolution
  • DQRegulaity- Design in relation to order and regularity in universe (PROVIDEntial)
    • Paley
      • Watch has intricate designs that work towards a purpose so much have a maker unlike rock. World shows evidence of order and purpose
      • DQPurpose- design in relation to the way the universe fits to purpose
    • Anthropic Principle - world created to sustain human life, shows order and purpose
      • Rare for us to be here - GOLDILOCKS ENIGMA (PAUL DAVIES)

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