William Paley

Philosopher, Author

1743 – 1805

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Who was William Paley?

William Paley was an English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work Natural Theology: or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, which made use of the watchmaker analogy.

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Born
Jul 14, 1743
Peterborough
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Christ's College, Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge
  • Giggleswick School
Lived in
  • England
Died
May 25, 1805
Bishopwearmouth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013