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Unformatted text preview: the source of the order not being attributable to the things themselves, (3) the existence of an intelligent cause, (4) the unity of that cause as necessary for the deep interconnection in the world. The analogy to human artifice must not be taken too literally, but it is the only way we can proceed. "Reason could never be justified in abandoning the causality which it knows for gounds of explanation which are obscure, of which it does not have any knowledge, and which are incapable of proof" (A626/B654). Kant noted that this argument could at most show the existence of an architect of the world, not that of a creator.Further, the argument could not show the existence of a perfect being, but only one that is great to an indeterminate degree. Only an a priori argument such as the cosmological could do this. So the design argument depends on the cosmological, which itself is only the ontological argument in disguised....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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