Definition of teleological argument in English:

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teleological argument

Pronunciation: /ˌtelēəˈläjikəl/ Pronunciation: /ˌtēlē-/


The argument for the existence of God from the evidence of order, and hence design, in nature. Compare with argument from design, cosmological argument, and ontological argument.
Example sentences
  • The most important of those proofs were the ontological argument, the cosmological argument, and the teleological argument.
  • So it is very hard to see how the teleological argument, any more than the cosmological, can overturn the argument from evil.
  • What about the various arguments that have been proposed for the existence of God - the traditional cosmological and teleological arguments for example?

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Syllabification: tel·e·o·log·i·cal ar·gu·ment

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