Topics Worth Investigating

  1. Carefully reconstruct Cleanthes' argument. How does his argument differ from Thomas's fifth way, the argument from governance? How does it differ from Paley's Watch argument?

  2. Since the conclusion of an inductive argument only follows with probability do you think that, for most persons, the teleological argument remains persuasive in light Hume's criticisms? Explain your point of view by reference to Hume's objections.