An Introduction to Design Arguments (Cambridge Introductions by Benjamin C. Jantzen

By Benjamin C. Jantzen

The historical past of layout arguments stretches again to earlier than Aquinas, who claimed that issues which lack intelligence however act for an finish to accomplish the simplest end result. even if technological know-how has complex to discredit this declare, it is still real that many organic structures demonstrate amazing diversifications of capacity to ends. models of layout arguments have endured over the centuries and feature culminated in theories that suggest an clever clothier of the universe. This quantity is the one finished survey of 2,000 years of discussion, drawing on either historic and smooth literature to spot, make clear and check severely the various different types of layout argument for the life of God. It offers a impartial, informative account of the subject from antiquity to Darwin, and contains concise primers on chance and cosmology. it is going to be of serious worth to upper-level undergraduates and graduates in philosophy of faith, theology, and philosophy of science.

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