Essays Tagged: "William Paley"

Good God!

ivinity, without experiencing death first? Nomen on this earth can! Not the Pope, Saint Anselm, nor William Paley, whoactually tired to prove the existence of God. William Paley once said , "If a manw ...

(3 pages) 76 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Is there a God?

ecting intelligence being God.The next in our line of arguments for the existence of God comes from William Paley, who argues for the teleological school of thought. This mandates that God's existence ...

(6 pages) 289 1 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Argument from Design - Fact, Fantasy or Wishful Thinking?

figures in the new 18th century version of the Argument from Design : David Hume and the theologian William Paley. Paley's formulation in his treatise Natural Theology was published after Hume's, but ... us Idea, Simon and Schuster.Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Part Two, Question Two, Article Three.William Paley, [1802] Natural Theology, New York: Bobbs-Merrill.David Hume, [1748] An Enquiry Concer ...

(17 pages) 399 2 4.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Argument from Design, and the Problem of Evil

le 'inspired' the bees with the knowledge or 'instinct' to weave their honeycomb with such accuracy.William Paley presents his own interpretation of this argument in Feinberg and Shafer-Landau. He ima ...

(6 pages) 207 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Paley vs. Hume This is a inductive argument about the origin and nature of God, religion, and the universe.

Paley vs. HumeI read William Paley's, "The Argument from Design", and David Hume's, "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religio ... mselves.Reference1. "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion" David Hume2. "The Argument from Design" William Paley3. Lecture notes

(4 pages) 162 1 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

To What Extent Can Modern Scientific Theories Be Said To Have Disproved the Claims That the Universe Has Been Designed.

rld was created and whether it has been designed or has evolved over thousands of millions of years.William Paley was a creationist and believed that the universe must have a designer, as it is so com ...

(5 pages) 72 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"God and the World" Talks about Teleological,Cosmological Arguments and the problem of causality in Ch.9 of Questions that Matter(SE).

he beauty of the cosmos is that god designed it. One of the best known but out of date arguments is William Paley's "watch analogy". Here he argues that a human eyeball demands an intelligent creator ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Does God Exist?

rgument is illogical and paradoxical.Another philosopher who tried to prove the existence of God is William Paley. He used an analogy to try and prove the existence of God. Imagine you are taking a wa ...

(5 pages) 175 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Crusade for truth

m absolute moral law comes an absolute moral lawgiver" (144). Lewis's claim is similar in nature to William Paley's; all things have a creator. William Paley, a famous creationist, claimed that every ... brighten the light at the end of our route to enable us to solve personally this mystery of mankind.William James says that a philosophical question is meaningless if it makes no difference, be it pas ...

(9 pages) 78 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Problems and prospects for Utilitarianism

ecedents in the Epicureans, and influence from the writings John Hume, as well as his contemporary, William Paley. Paley advocated a type of Utilitarianism that was influenced by Christian theology. H ...

(8 pages) 159 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Intelligent Design in the Universe

e.In his classic, Natural Theology (1802),{1} eighteenth-century English philosopher and theologian William Paley marshaled evidence for a designed universe from both the physical and biological scien ... habitation in planet Earth, and then created life (including human beings) to occupy it.Endnotes{1} William Paley, Natural Theology (London: Wilks and Taylor, 1802).{2} Richard Dawkins, Climbing Mount ...

(42 pages) 186 0 4.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Paley's Argument

Exposing Paley Paley's argument on the existence of God is well laid out and quite clear. Even so, it lacks t ... ing would be far more plausible than the assumption that it was formed by random events. Therefore, Paley states by the same reasoning that living organisms were designed, not accidentally produced.Th ... just as, if not more, important than those of a watch yet we seldom question how a stone came to be.Paley says that we would be surprised to hear that the watch was "no proof of contrivance." (Sober, ...

(5 pages) 315 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Design Of CBS

g and new technology was becoming available more and more. David Sarnoff, founder of NBC and William Paley, they founder of CBS were the two man responsible for the take off of national broadca ... the quality that station has provided for so many years. The design of the eye was first created by William Golden in 1951. It has been seen and used in every advertisement promoting the success of CB ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A teleological argument for the existence of a supernatural designer of the universe

logical argument is presented in many forms, I will set its boundaries in this paper by focusing on William Paley's analogy of the watchmaker and Thomas Aquinas' fifth way for the argument of the exis ...

(11 pages) 50 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The nature of God

, design and style of the galaxy are perceptibly the work of an intelligent and brilliant designer. William Paley assumed that if one found a "watch" on the ground, then one would instantly determine ... ve invested a large amount of energies and effort, in learning the nature of God. Great thoughts of William Paley, Anselm, and Descartes have made justifications for the nature of God. Nevertheless, p ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity