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

By Benjamin C. Jantzen

The historical past of layout arguments stretches again to sooner than Aquinas, who claimed that issues which lack intelligence however act for an finish to accomplish the easiest consequence. even if technology has complex to discredit this declare, it continues to be actual that many organic platforms exhibit extraordinary variations of skill to ends. models of layout arguments have persevered over the centuries and feature culminated in theories that suggest an clever dressmaker of the universe. This quantity is the single accomplished survey of 2,000 years of discussion, drawing on either historic and glossy literature to spot, make clear and investigate significantly the numerous kinds of layout argument for the life of God. It presents a impartial, informative account of the subject from antiquity to Darwin, and contains concise primers on likelihood and cosmology. it will likely be of significant price to upper-level undergraduates and graduates in philosophy of faith, theology, and philosophy of science.

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