“William Paley presents the most effective form of the design argument.” Assess the statement. (40 marks)

The 18th century, English philosopher William Paley is best known for the teleological a posteriori argument for how the world came to be what it is today. (Telos= end of purpose) He proposed that things in our world work to well to have happened by chance and subsequently their must have been a creator or … Continue reading “William Paley presents the most effective form of the design argument.” Assess the statement. (40 marks)

Arguments based on reason- A priori reasoning is more persuasive when providing arguments for God’s existence. Discuss (40 marks)

Colour code: Blue - Main argument Red - Argument Against Orange- Critical analysis Purple - Scholars Philosophical argumentation aims to use reason as the basis of debate in an attempt to avoid fallacies such as an appeal to emotion or common opinion. When presenting a logical argument, there are two methods of obtaining knowledge used … Continue reading Arguments based on reason- A priori reasoning is more persuasive when providing arguments for God’s existence. Discuss (40 marks)