Hume’s objections to the Teleological Argument for God

David Hume Objections to the teleological argument

Hume remains the key critique of the design argument or teleological argument for God. His critique of the design argument can be summarised in the following points… Hume’s objections to the Teleological Argument for God a) The disproportion of the parts to the whole. If an intelligent purpose is found within the world, is it … Read more

Teleological Argument for the existence of God

Teleological Argument for Existence of God

The teleological argument for the existence of God (also known as the Design argument) moves from the world which shows evidence of intelligible order to divine intelligence as the source of that order. The idea in some form goes back to the ancient world. Plato, for example, in ancient Greece, argued that the universe does … Read more

Criticism of the Religious Experience Argument – Anthony Flew: God and Philosophy

Happy New year, Philosophers. I know it’s always tough getting back into the swing of studying after a fortnight of Christmas drinks! We are kicking off the new year with a blog on Anthony Flew: God and Philosophy. Antony Flew’s position is summarised in his book God and Philosophy i) There is a crucial ambiguity … Read more

Braithwaite – An Empiricists view on the Nature of Religion

The Non-cognitive view Taking up the challenges put down by Flew and earlier by A.J.Ayer, R.B. Braithwaite, a Cambridge professor, delivered a lecture in 1955 which became something of a classic. It was called ‘An Empiricist’s View of the Nature of Religious Belief‘. An Empiricists View of the Nature of Religious Belief In the lecture, … Read more

What is the difference between Direct Realism and Indirect Realism?

As philosophers, it is natural to investigate the issue of perception. When objects are perceived, do they exist independent of our minds? Here are the two main interpretations: Direct realism Direct realism is the idea that the immediate object of perception are minded independent objects and their properties. Direct realism is often referred to as … Read more