teleological argument


noun Metaphysics.

the argument for the existence of God based on the assumption that order in the universe implies an orderer and cannot be a natural feature of the universe.

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Also called argument from design, teleological proof .

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teleological argument

noun

philosophy the argument purporting to prove the existence of God from empirical facts, the premise being that the universe shows evidence of order and hence designAlso called: argument from design Compare ontological argument, cosmological argument
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