Teleological Arguments

Teleological arguments refer to some kind of end of purpose. For example, in Paley’s Design Argument, Paley argues that the fact the universe has elements of design that show it was developed for a purpose shows the existence of God. In fact, the design arguments are often referred to as the teleological argument for the existence of God. However, teleology can also be involved in other kinds of arguments, such as ethics. For example, Aristotle argued in his ethics that what makes human beings good is whether they fulfill their purpose.

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