Philosophy 83 (1):113-115 (2008)

In "The God Delusion", Richard Dawkins gives, but runs together, two criticisms of the argument from design. One is evolutionary and scientific; the other is a philosophical infinite regress argument. Disentangling them makes Dawkins' views clearer. The regress relies on the premiss that a designer must be more complex than the thing designed. I offer two comments about theists who might accept the regress, citing God's infinity. These comments defend Dawkins: but only by making him, when using his regress argument, an atheist who knows (if his "complexity" premiss holds) that God cannot exist
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0031819108000338
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,514
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
36 ( #270,941 of 2,348,202 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #510,741 of 2,348,202 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes