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Paley, William 1743-1805

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Works: 799 works in 3,524 publications in 6 languages and 31,882 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Commentaries  Bibliography  Biography  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autographs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Other
Classifications: BL181, 210
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The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley( Book )
426 editions published between 1785 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,512 libraries worldwide
This classic work by William Paley was one of the most popular books in England and America in the early nineteenth century. Its significance lies in the fact that it marks an important point at which eighteenth century "whiggism" began to be transformed into nineteenth century "liberalism." First published in 1785, Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was originally based on his Cambridge lectures of 1766-1776. It was designed for instructional purposes and was almost immediately adopted as a required text for all undergraduates at Cambridge. The great popularity of Paley's Principles is perhaps due in part to the author's remarkable gift for clear exposition. Even today, this work is very readable and easily comprehended. But the popularity of the book also reflected the fact that Paley expressed some of the leading scientific, theological, and ethical ideas of his time and place. In this respect, Paley's great classic provides valuable insight into the Anglo-American mind of the early nineteenth century and helps us better understand the thinking processes and evolving concepts of liberty and virtue that were displacing the old "whiggism" of the preceding century. - Publisher
... Natural theology: or, Evidences of the existence and attributes of the Deity, collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley( Book )
281 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,638 libraries worldwide
"More than two hundred years ago, Dr. William Paley wrote a series of books that marshaled evidence for the Christian faith. His books were often required reading at major institutions of learning. Believers and unbelievers alike wrestled with Paley's arguments and his compelling presentation of them. Paley's Natural Theology was one of those books. In it, he showed from biology and human anatomy that the argument for design was a clear and self-evident inference from the facts, and from that point of departure proposed that only a designer God could adequately account for those facts. His famous analogy from an intricate watch to the required deduction that there exists a watchmaker persists to this day. When evolutionary theory rose to dominance, it was thought that Paley's views on 'intelligent design' had been fully put to rest. However, each new generation discovers anew that evolutionary theory requires them to accept as true what appears, on its face, to be patently absurd: that immense complexity, surpassing in its apparent genius what 1,000 human geniuses cannot create was nonetheless the product of unguided, intrinsically dumb, natural forces. Unsatisfied, they consider the alternatives. The argument is sure to rage for another two hundred years and Dr. Paley's Natural Theology will prove to be relevant then as it is relevant today, advances in our understanding of biology notwithstanding, and, actually, because of those very same advances. "I do not think I hardly ever admired a book more than Paley's Natural Theology: I could almost formerly have said it by heart." Charles Darwin, 1859." --from book description, Amazon.com
A view of the evidences of Christianity by William Paley( Book )
335 editions published between 1794 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
This two-volume book by the philosopher and theologian William Paley, published in 1794, was considered so important that it was required reading for Cambridge students (including Charles Darwin) well into the nineteenth century. This classic work of apologetics is divided into three parts in which Paley discusses the historical evidence for Christianity and the miracles of Jesus Christ. In the second volume, Paley addresses popular objections to the truth of Christianity, the character of Jesus Christ, the candour of the New Testament writers, the differences between Islam and Christianity, the Jewish rejection of Christ, and how the faith spread throughout the world. Paley's intellectual defence of Christianity was one of the most popular of the day, and his work is considered a direct forerunner to the contemporary theory of intelligent design
Natural theology : or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley( Book )
114 editions published between 1802 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 libraries worldwide
William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. This edition sets his work in the context of the theological, philosophical, and scientific debates of the nineteenth century
Horae Paulinae, or, The truth of the scripture history of St. Paul evinced : by a comparison of the epistles which bear his name with the acts of the apostles, and with one another by William Paley( Book )
83 editions published between 1780 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 381 libraries worldwide
A treatise by the famous "design-argument-for-God" theorist to prove the authenticity of the Pauline texts
Natural theology; selections by William Paley( Book )
6 editions published between 1825 and 1963 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
A view of the evidences of Christianity, in three parts by William Paley( Book )
79 editions published between 1794 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Sermons on several subjects by William Paley( Book )
31 editions published between 1806 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Paley's Natural theology by William Paley( Book )
7 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
A view of the evidences of Christianity ... by William Paley( Book )
5 editions published between 1803 and 1965 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
A defence of the Considerations on the propriety of requiring a subscription to articles of faith : in reply to a late answer from the Clarendon Press by William Paley( Book )
10 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The works of William Paley : with additional sermons, and a corrected account of the life and writings of the author by William Paley( Book )
5 editions published between 1830 and 1998 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of William Paley, D.D. by George Wilson Meadley( Book )
2 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The works of William Paley, D.D. : with extracts from his correspondence : and a life of the author by William Paley( Book )
9 editions published between 1821 and 1825 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 libraries worldwide
An account of the life and writings of William Paley by Edmund Paley( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Recollections of a speech, upon the slave trade; delivered in Carlisle, on Thursday the 9th of February, 1792 by William Paley( Book )
5 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Paley, .. 1743-1805
Paley 1743-1805 (Archdeacon)
Paley, Guillermo
Paley, Guillermo 1743-1805
Paley, M. 1743-1805
Paley, Wilhelm 1743-1805
Paley, Will.
Paley (William), (Archdeacon), 1743-1805
Payley, M. 1743-1805
Payley, William 1743-1805
Peirei, Uiriamu
William Paley Brits filosoof
William Paley englischer Theologe und Philosoph
William Paley filosofo e teologo inglese
Вільям Пейлі
Вільям Пейлі англійський філософ
Пейли, Уильям
ויליאם פיילי
ويليام بيلي
ویلیام پیلی الهی‌دان و فیلسوف بریتانیایی
윌리엄 페일리
ペイレイ, ウイリアム
沛勒, 維廉
英國牧師威廉·佩利
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English (1,509)
Spanish (8)
German (4)
Latin (4)
French (2)
Telugu (1)
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