Argument from design



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the argument for the existence of God based on the assumption that order in the universe implies an orderer and cannot be a natural feature of the universe.
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another name for teleological argument
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(philosophy) the argument purporting to prove the existence of God from empirical facts, the premise being that the universe shows evidence of order and hence design Also called argument from design Compare ontological argument, cosmological argument

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    (def 3). Historical Examples It is incomprehensible; or, as St. Paul says, the argumentum non apparentium. What is Property? P. J. Proudhon It is an ‘argumentum ad ignorantiam’—take this explanation or be ignorant. The Origin of Species Thomas H. Huxley But this, I suppose, is the argumentum ad gubernatorem—to frighten the governor. The History of […]

  • Argumentation

    the process of developing or presenting an ; reasoning. discussion; debate; disputation: The lengthy argumentation tired many listeners. a discussion dealing with a controversial point. the setting forth of reasons together with the conclusion drawn from them. the premises and conclusion so set forth. (def 5). Contemporary Examples Although an undeniably compelling trinity of argumentation, […]



  • Argumentative

    fond of or given to and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. of or characterized by ; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues. Law. or containing suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion. Contemporary Examples “It resulted in an extremely confrontational and argumentative persona,” Dupont says. […]

  • Argumentativeness

    fond of or given to and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. of or characterized by ; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues. Law. or containing suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion. Historical Examples In this way I probably developed the strain of argumentativeness, or […]



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