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teleological argument (plural teleological arguments)
- (philosophy, theology) A type of argument for the existence of God, advanced by a number of philosophers, including Thomas Aquinas and George Berkeley, which maintains that the design of the world reveals that objects have purposes or ends and that such an organized design must be the creation of a supreme designer (God). Also called the argument from design.
- “teleological argument” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- “teleological+argument” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
- "the argument from design" in "The Existence of God" by P.J. Toner, in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Robert Appleton Company, New York, 1911
- "teleological argument" in FOLDOP - Free On-Line Dictionary Of Philosophy
- "teleological argument" in A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names (Garth Kemerling, 1997-2002)
- Dictionary of Philosophy, Dagobert D. Runes (editor), Philosophical Library, 1962. See: "Teleological argument for God" by Vergilius Ferm, page 314