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  • The physico-theological and the cosmological arguments can both be shown to rest upon the ontological argument and thus share its fatal defect.

    Kant's Philosophy of Religion

  • The cosmological and the physico-theological arguments fall under the second heading.

    Kant's Philosophy of Religion

  • Kant did not think any rationalistic proofs for the existence of God actually worked, though, at least before the mauling it received at the hands of Hume, he considered the physico-theological argument the best available.

    Kant and Leibniz

  • Whereas the Ontological argument moves from the concept of the ens realissimum to the claim that such a being exists necessarily, the Cosmological and physico-theological arguments move from some necessary being to the conclusion that such a being must be the ens realissimum.

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

  • Kant identifies three traditional arguments, the ontological, the cosmological, and the physico-theological (the argument from design).

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

  • They refuted and ridiculed the physico-theological systems of Burnet, Whiston, and Woodward; while

    On the Genesis of Species

  • One may be, that on the continent in general there is a smaller number of those who, without being specialists in both realms, unite active religious interest and reasoning with a thorough study of those naturo-historical questions, while in Great Britain physico-theological studies have been for generations traditional and the object of interest for the majority of educated men.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • In the last days of his life the indefatigable veteran wrote two Scriptural works: XXX, a physico-theological explanation of the six days of creation (Augsburg, 1829, 16 pp., 8°) and a voluminous "Commentarius literalis in Genesim" (Salzbach, 1835, 796 pp. 8°).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • And the physico-theological argument from design, while it may prove the existence of an intelligent designer, cannot establish the existence of a Supreme Being.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The physico-theological or teleological argument is what is often styled the argument from design.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 14 — Philosophy and Economics


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