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An introduction to design arguments

Author: Benjamin C Jantzen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of design arguments stretches back to before Aquinas, who claimed that things which lack intelligence nevertheless act for an end to achieve the best result. Although science has advanced to discredit this claim, it remains true that many biological systems display remarkable adaptations of means to ends. Versions of design arguments have persisted over the centuries and have culminated in theories that  Read more...
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Jantzen, Benjamin C., 1977-
Introduction to design arguments
(DLC) 2013036672
(OCoLC)862100128
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin C Jantzen
ISBN: 9780511793882 051179388X
OCLC Number: 881237211
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Preliminaries; 3. Arguments from antiquity; 4. Medieval arguments; 5. The golden age of natural theology; 6. Unusual design arguments; 7. Hume; 8. Paley; 9. Darwin; 10. Loose ends; 11. The modern likelihood argument; 12. Intelligent design I: irreducible complexity; 13. Intelligent design II: specified complexity; 14. What is complexity?; 15. Supernatural agents and the role of laws; 16. A brief survey of physical law; 17. Fine-tuning I: positive arguments; 18. Fine-tuning II: objections; 19. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to philosophy.
Other Titles: Design arguments
Responsibility: Benjamin C. Jantzen.

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A comprehensive survey of the many different forms of design argument for the existence of God.  Read more...

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