The teleological argument

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  • The teleological argument
    • The argument from regularity
      • Regularity of succesion
        • Certain laws lead to certain results
      • Weaknesses
        • Regularity of succession- must the thinker be G?
    • Paley's watch- the argument from Purpose
      • Watch has the purpose of telling time
        • Parts fit together and work for purpose
          • Paley's watch- the argument from Purpose
            • Watch has the purpose of telling time
              • Parts fit together and work for purpose
                • Grand designer
              • Grand designer
            • Imaginary purpose- increased admiration
        • Imaginary purpose- increased admiration
        • Other criticsms
          • Hume
          • NATURAL SELECTION
          • Random order
          • JS Mill- state of nature is cruel
      • The argument from regularity
        • Regularity of succesion
          • Certain laws lead to certain results
        • Weaknesses
          • Regularity of succession- must the thinker be G?
      • Archer example
        • Directed by something intelligent
          • Design, purpose and natural laws
          • Links to Aristotle's final cause
          • God is the uncaused cause
      • Some would sat the natural world is as it is
        • Anthony Flew- evience/direction
          • Ordered like that & not anything else
            • Hume's criticsms
              • The teleological argument
                • Other criticsms
                  • Hume
                  • NATURAL SELECTION
                  • Random order
                  • JS Mill- state of nature is cruel
              • Analogies not evident enough
              • Nothing grand enough in universe
            • Can't compare circulatory to animal system
              • Analogies not evident enough
            • Builder & Architect e.g
              • Hume's criticsms
                • Nothing grand enough in universe
            • Matter sorted itself

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