The argument from order
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
First Committee Member
Edward Erwin, Committee Chair
My purpose is to prove two related claims, or at least advance their plausibility considerably. The first is that regularities associated with basic laws of nature have a reason. The second is that the ultimate reason for these regularities is the act of an Intelligence. I advance these claims by means of an original argument, called "the Argument from Order."In the course of this argument, I identify and partially analyze the notion of a reason that I have in mind; show that there are such reasons; show that our intuitions about the presence of such reasons are reliable; and show that proposed ultimate reasons for basic law-associated regularities other than the act of an Intelligence are inadequate.
Religion, Philosophy of; Philosophy
Hajec, Christopher J., "The argument from order" (1998). Dissertations from ProQuest. 3553.