teleological argument

Noel Salmond nsalmond at CCS.CARLETON.CA
Fri Feb 19 03:59:35 UTC 1999

Esteemed Indologists

Several nineteenth-century Hindu reformers invoke a form of the
teleological argument; to wit, that knowledge of God can be derived from
observation of the order and design of the universe.

Where are there precedents for this in the Indian tradition? Is this a
borrowing from European Deism?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Noel Salmond

Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

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