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Natural theology : or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of nature

Author: William Paley; Matthew Eddy; David M Knight
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from a wise and benevolent deity. Paley's legalistic approach and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Paley; Matthew Eddy; David M Knight
ISBN: 0192805843 9780192805843
OCLC Number: 61651662
Notes: "Reprints the original text of 1802"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: xxxvii, 342 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: William Paley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Matthew D. Eddy and David Knight.
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Sets out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. This edition is a version of the original text of 1802, and sets the book in the context of the  Read more...

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