RS Teleological Argument revision

All about the Teleological Argument, keywords, theories, philosophers, main arguments and summary.

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  • Created on: 07-01-17 14:42
What is the Teleological Argument?
The word 'Telos' from the Greek word means end or purpose, arguments from the order of the universe to the existence of God. (argument from design)
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Who created the theory of the Teleological Argument?
St. Thomas Aquinas, as one of his five ways
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who is the most cited philosopher of the Teleological Argument?
William Paley, he linked the universe to a watch, his watch analogy.
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what is the watch analogy?
William Paley's watch analogy explains how all the parts inside of the watch work together for a purpose, and without one piece it wouldn't work. The complexity, order and purpose suggests an intelligent designer just like the universe suggest.
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Paley gave examples of things in nature that suggest an intelligent designer, what is another example?
the design of the human eye, and how complex it looks, it suggests a designer who carefully put together all the parts.
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St. Thomas Aquinas, as one of his five ways

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Who created the theory of the Teleological Argument?

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William Paley, he linked the universe to a watch, his watch analogy.

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William Paley's watch analogy explains how all the parts inside of the watch work together for a purpose, and without one piece it wouldn't work. The complexity, order and purpose suggests an intelligent designer just like the universe suggest.

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the design of the human eye, and how complex it looks, it suggests a designer who carefully put together all the parts.

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