Essay On The Teleological Argument

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The Teleological Argument
The Teleological Argument tries to prove the existence of a deity from the order of nature found around, and is often called the design argument. The term teleological comes from the Greek words telos and logos. Telos means the goal or end or purpose of a thing while logos means the study of the nature of a thing. The suffix ology or the study of is also from the noun logos or logy which means communications of divine origin. In this argument the main point often debated the attempt to prove the existence of God that begins with the observation of the telos of nature. The teleological argument moves to the conclusion that there must exist a designer and that designer is God. The deduction from design to designer is why the teleological argument is also known as the design argument.
Design arguments typically consist of (1) a premise that states that the material universe exhibits some empirical property x; (2) a sub-argument that states that x is persuasive evidence of intelligent design or purpose, and (3) a premise that concludes that the most probable explanation for the fact that the material universe exhibits x is that there exists an intelligent
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