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NOTES on William Paley (1743-1805): Natural Theology and the Argument from Design

William Paley (1743-1805) believed in natural theology. He believed that by using our reason and what we know about Nature, we can achieve knowledge about God. The Argument from Design — whose classic formulation is by Paley — is a … Continue reading

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NOTES on William Paley (1743-1805): An Act is Right if It Conforms to the Will of God

William Paley (1743-1805) was a strong believer in God and in ethics. According to Paley, an act is right if it conforms to the will of God. Of course, this assumes that God exists; however, many philosophers have argued for … Continue reading

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