Eutaxiology

Eutaxiology

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eutaxiology is the philosophical study of order and design. It is distinguished from teleology in that it does not focus on the purpose or goal of a given structure or process, merely the degree and complexity of the structure or process. The term Eutaxiology was first coined by geologist Lewis Ezra Hicks in his Critique of Design Arguments, in which he argued that one can appreciate the complexities of organic life on Earth without assuming and accepting an intelligent design theory. However, the concept had been around for centuries, most notably in the works of Aristotle, who offered in Physics the idea of natural design without a designer, stating that "It is absurd to suppose that ends are not present [in nature] because we do not see an agent deliberating." Lucretius, who was also a supporter of metaphysical naturalism, similarly stated in De Rerum Natura, "Nothing in the body is made in order that we may use it. What happens to exist is the cause of its use."show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136626535
  • 9786136626536