The Teleological Argument: Aquinas

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  • The Teleological Argument: Aquinas.
    • The Fifth Way
      • "from the governance of things"
      • Design Qua Regularity.
    • Inadequate objects have no rational powers
      • Directed to purpose by external power.
    • We act in orderly fashion to accomplish their end.
      • Evidence of existence of intelligent being = God.
    • Design Qua Purpose
      • Design in relation to the ways in which universe fits together for some purpose.
      • Fits together by function.
      • For special purposes = complex arrangements
      • Response to mechanistic physics.
      • Universe like clockwork - each part works with the other.


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