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Nature's teleological order and God's providence : are they compatible with chance, free will, and evil?

Author: Paul Weingartner
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
Series: Philosophische Analyse, Bd. 61.
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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har145023030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Weingartner
ISBN: 9781614518914 1614518912
OCLC Number: 888165541
Description: xvi, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.1. Arguments Contra --
1.1.1. First argument --
1.1.2. Second argument --
1.1.3. Third argument --
1.2. Argument Pro --
1.3. Proposed Answer --
1.3.1. Definition of 'providence' --
1.3.2. Possibility of Providence --
1.3.3. Remark on terminology --
1.3.4. Result of chapter 1 --
1.4. Answer to the Objections --
1.4.1. (to 1.1.1) --
1.4.2. (to 1.1.2) --
1.4.3. (to 1.1.3) --
2.1. Arguments Contra --
2.1.1. First argument --
2.1.2. Second argument --
2.2. Argument Pro --
2.3. Proposed Answer --
2.3.1. Result of chapter 2 --
2.4. Answer to the Objections --
2.4.1. (to 2.1.1) --
2.4.2. (to 2.1.2) --
3.1. Arguments Contra --
3.1.1. First argument --
3.1.2. Second argument --
3.1.3. Third argument --
3.2. Argument Pro --
3.3. Proposed Answer --
3.3.1. Result of chapter 3 --
3.4. Answer to the Objections --
3.4.1. (to 3.1.1) --
3.4.2. (to 3.1.2) --
3.4.3. (to 3.1.3) --
4.1. Arguments Contra --
4.1.1. First argument --
4.1.2. Second argument --
4.2. Argument Pro --
4.3. Proposed Answer --
4.3.1. Change by movement --
4.3.2. Thermodynamic change --
4.3.3. Quantum-mechanical change --
4.3.4. Result of chapter 4 --
4.4. Answer to the Objections --
4.4.1. (to 4.1.1) --
4.4.2. (to 4.1.2) --
4.5. Conclusion --
5.1. Arguments Contra --
5.1.1. First argument --
5.1.2. Second argument --
5.2. Argument Pro --
5.3. Proposed Answer --
5.3.1. Things and systems --
5.3.2. Change and reversibility --
5.3.3. Order --
5.3.4. Becoming --
5.3.5. Teleological order --
5.3.6. Values and goals in non-living systems --
5.3.7. Result of chapter 5 --
5.4. Answer to the Objections --
5.4.1. (to 5.1.1) --
5.4.2. (to 5.1.2) --
5.5. Conclusion --
6.1. Arguments Contra --
6.1.1. First argument --
6.1.2. Second argument --
6.1.3. Third argument --
6.2. Argument Pro --
6.3. Proposed Answer --
6.3.1. Extreme positions --
6.3.2. Randomness in arithmetic and geometry --
6.3.3. Kinds of chance and randomness concerning dynamical laws of nature --
6.3.4. Kinds of chance and randomness concerning statistical laws of nature --
6.3.5. Complexity and randomness of sequences --
6.3.6. Kinds of chance and randomness w.r.t. structure and order --
6.3.7. Kinds of chance and randomness w.r.t. teleological order --
6.3.8. Results of chapter 6 --
6.4. Answer to the Objections --
6.4.1. (to 6.1.1) --
6.4.2. (to 6.1.2) --
6.4.3. (to 6.1.3) --
7.1. Arguments Contra --
7.1.1. First argument --
7.1.2. Second argument --
7.2. Arguments Pro --
7.2.1. First argument --
7.2.2. Second argument --
7.3. Proposed Answer --
7.3.1. Living system (Biosystem) --
7.3.2. Order and teleological order in living systems --
7.3.3. Values in living systems --
7.3.3.1. Primary, secondary and basic good of a living system --
7.3.3.2. Goods and values --
7.3.4. Values concerning the history of is --
7.3.5. Higher-level teleological order --
7.3.6. Higher human values --
7.3.6.1. Different kinds of higher values --
7.3.6.2. Values and norms --
7.3.7. Projected teleological order --
7.3.8. Result of chapter 7 --
7.4. Answer to the Objections --
7.4.1. (to 7.1.1) --
7.4.2. (to 7.1.2) --
7.5. Conclusion --
8.1. Arguments Contra --
8.1.1. First argument --
8.1.2. Second argument --
8.2. Argument Pro --
8.3. Proposed Answer --
8.3.1. The question of randomness of the DNA-sequence --
8.3.2. The question of randomness and chance in the emergence of the DNA-sequence --
8.3.3. The question of the randomness of mutation --
8.3.4. Randomness and chance in the emergence of higher-level biological systems --
8.3.5. Randomness concerning the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium --
8.3.6. Chance and randomness concerning goals and teleological order --
8.3.7. Conclusion concerning chance and randomness --
8.3.8. Results of chapter 8 --
8.4. Answer to the Objections --
8.4.1. (to 8.1.1) --
8.4.2. (to 8.1.2) --
9.1. Arguments Contra --
9.1.1. First argument --
9.1.2. Second argument --
9.1.3. Third argument --
9.1.4. Fourth argument --
9.1.5. Fifth argument --
9.2. Argument Pro --
9.3. Proposed Answer --
9.3.1. Providence is compatible with any kind of order which is realized in the universe --
9.3.2. Providence is compatible with any kind of chance which is realized in the universe --
9.3.3. Result of chapter 9 --
9.4. Answer to the Objections --
9.4.1. (to 9.1.1) --
9.4.2. (to 9.1.2) --
9.4.3. (to 9.1.3) --
9.4.4. (to 9.1.4) --
9.4.5. (to 9.1.5) --
10.1. Arguments Contra --
10.1.1. First argument --
10.1.2. Second argument --
10.1.3. Third argument --
10.1.4. Fourth argument --
10.1.5. Fifth argument --
10.2. Argument Pro --
10.3. Proposed Answer --
10.3.1. Definition of 'providence' --
10.3.2. Omnitemporal and temporal states of affairs (Df 10.1(b)) --
10.3.3. Both states of affairs, those which hold for all times and those which hold for some time, come under God's providence --
10.3.4. Result of chapter 10 --
10.4. Answer to the Objections --
10.4.1. (to 10.1.1) --
10.4.2. (to 10.1.2) --
10.4.3. (to 10.1.3) --
10.4.4. (to 10.1.4 and 10.1.5) --
11.1. Arguments Contra --
11.1.1. First argument --
11.1.2. Second argument --
11.2. Argument Pro --
11.3. Proposed Answer --
11.3.1. Does God know all laws and constants of the universe? --
11.3.2. Does God know all states, events, processes and initial conditions in the universe? --
11.3.3. God's knowledge of contingent future events --
11.3.4. Results of chapter 11 --
11.4. Answer to the Objections --
11.4.1. (to 11.1.1) --
11.4.2. (to 11.1.2) --
12.1. Arguments Contra --
12.1.1. First argument --
12.1.2. Second argument --
12.2. Argument Pro --
12.3. Proposed Answer --
12.3.1. God permits order and teleological order --
12.3.2. God is not all-willing --
12.3.3. God's will is always fulfilled --
12.3.4. God wills order and teleological order --
12.3.5. God wills and permits chance and randomness --
12.3.6. Result of chapter 12 --
12.4. Answer to the Objections --
12.4.1. (to 12.1.1 and 12.1.2) --
13.1. Arguments Contra --
13.1.1. First argument --
13.1.2. Second argument --
13.1.3. Third argument --
13.1.4. Fourth argument --
13.2. Argument Pro --
13.3. Proposed Answer --
13.3.1. The universe as a whole --
13.3.2. The universe of order and chance --
13.3.3. Self-organization --
13.3.4. Natural selection --
13.3.5. Development --
13.3.6. Evolution --
13.3.7. Transition from species A to variation A' --
13.3.8. Transition from species A to species B --
13.3.9. Heredity --
13.3.10. What cannot be caused by creatures (internal causes of the universe) on principal grounds must be caused by God and his providence --
13.3.10.1. Leibniz's answer --
13.3.10.2. Can the laws or theories of physics be complete? --
13.3.11. Result of chapter 13 --
13.4. Answer to the Objections --
13.4.1. (to 13.1.1) --
13.4.2. (to 13.1.2) --
13.4.3. (to 13.1.3) Everlasting universe --
13.4.4. (to 13.1.4) Self-contained universe --
14.1. Arguments Contra --
14.1.1. First argument --
14.1.2. Second argument --
14.1.3. Third argument --
14.2. Argument Pro --
14.3. Proposed Answer --
14.3.1. Are biological processes teleological? --
14.3.2. Are non-biological processes teleological? --
14.3.3. Can all living systems be integrated into a network of goals extrinsic to the living system? --
14.3.4. Can all non-living systems be integrated into a network of goals? --
14.3.5. Can all obtaining states of affairs be integrated into a network of goals? --
14.3.5.1. Carbon-based life --
14.3.5.2. Evolutionarily stable strategy --
14.3.5.3. Queen Elizabeth l's goal --
14.3.5.4. Children's understanding of goals --
14.3.6. Functional explanation --
14.3.7. Reasons for integration into a network of goals --
14.3.8. Result of chapter 14 --
14.4. Answer to the Objections --
14.4.1. (to 14.1.1) --
14.4.2. (to 14.1.2) --
14.4.3. (to 14.1.3) --
15.1. Arguments Contra --
15.1.1. First argument --
15.1.2. Second argument --
15.1.3. Third argument --
15.1.4. Fourth argument --
15.1.5. Fifth argument --
15.1.6. Sixth argument --
15.2. Argument Pro --
15.3. Proposed Answer --
15.3.1. Determinism and indeterminism --
15.3.2. Confusions concerning determinism, causality and prediction --
15.3.3. Attacks on men's free will decision: Neuronal Determinism --
15.3.4. Degrees of freedom on different levels --
15.3.5. Definition of free will and of free will decision --
15.3.5.1. Presuppositions of free will --
15.3.5.2. Definition of 'free will' --
15.3.5.3. Definition of 'free will decision' --
15.3.6. Compatibility of nature's order and free will --
15.3.7. Compatibility of providence and free will --
15.3.7.1. God's knowledge and free will --
15.3.7.2. Men's free will and God's will or permission --
15.3.7.3. Men's free will and the causation by God or by creatures --
15.3.7.4. Men's free will and the direction to some goal --
15.3.8. Conclusion --
15.3.9. Result of chapter 15 --
15.4. Answer to the Objections --
15.4.1. (to 15.1.1) --
15.4.2. (to 15.1.2) --
15.4.3. (to 15.1.3) --
15.4.4. (to 15.1.4) --
15.4.5. (to 15.1.5) --
15.4.6. (to 15.1.6) --
16.1. Arguments Contra --
16.1.1. First argument --
16.1.2. Second argument --
16.1.3. Third argument --
16.1.4. Fourth argument --
16.1.5. Fifth argument --
16.1.6. Sixth argument --
16.2. Arguments Pro --
16.2.1. First argument.
Series Title: Philosophische Analyse, Bd. 61.
Responsibility: by Paul Weingartner.

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