The Teleological Argument
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. A team of renowned international contributors provide sixty-five accessible entries organized into nine clear parts:
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- the theistic conception of God
- arguments for the existence of God
- arguments against the existence of God
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Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the book explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science. This is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion and related disciplines.
Collins, Robin, "The Teleological Argument" (2007). Philosphy Educator Scholarship. 50.
Originally published as:
“The Teleological Argument.” In The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Paul Copan and Chad Meister, eds., New York: Routledge, 2007, pp. 351–61.