Teleological Argument

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For Design 

Thomas Aquinas

  • Way 5    natural world linked to telos     natural laws set up by a thinker    I.E God
  • Archer example an arrow will not fly without a designer   regularity of sucession argument 
  • Link to Theory of Four Causes    Final cause to God                           

Weaknesses

  • Does everything follow a genral law set by a designer?
  • Flew    Aquinas' claim things in nature directed to some purpose    goes against

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