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Design Argument and David Hume
A look at a dialog based on David Hume's "design argument."
# 132980 | 1,500 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Philosophy (Metaphysics)


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This paper describes a conversation about the "design argument" set out in "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and the Natural History of Religion" by David Hume. One person has defended the design argument for God's existence, while another has been arguing that Philo's objections are decisive against it. There are actually three characters in this dialogue, Philo the skeptic, Cleanthes the theologian, and Demea, the one who believes revealed religion.

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"Kim and Alex that are having a conversation about the "design argument" set out in Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and the Natural History of Religion by David Hume. Kim has defended the design argument for God's existence, while Alex has been arguing that Philo's objections are decisive against it. There are actually three characters in this dialogue, Philo the skeptic, Cleanthes the theologian, and Demea, the one who believes revealed religion. Philo can be considered the main character, since he does most of the talking, and his skepticism thus becomes the central element in the book and the most important argument, though the argument by Cleanthes is..."

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