argument to design

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  • argument from design — Philos. See teleological argument. * * * or teleological argument Argument for the existence of God. According to one version: The universe as a whole is like a machine; machines have intelligent designers; like effects have like causes;… …   Universalium

  • argument from/to design —    The argument to or from design is one of the most popular arguments used by Christian philosophers to justify their belief in God or to persuade others of it. Although it dates back to Plato (and the pre Socratics) the first Christian use of… …   Christian Philosophy

  • argument from (or to) design — design, argument from or to …   Philosophy dictionary

  • design, argument from or to — The argument that the world (meaning the entire universe) sufficiently resembles a machine or a work of art or architecture, for it to be reasonable for us to posit a designer whose intellect is responsible for its order and complexity. The… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Design methods — is a broad area that focuses on: Divergence – Exploring possibilities and constraints of inherited situations by applying critical thinking through qualitative and quantitative research methods to create new understanding (problem space) toward… …   Wikipedia

  • Design thinking — refers to the methods and processes for investigating ill defined problems, acquiring information, analyzing knowledge, and positing solutions in the design and planning fields. As a style of thinking, it is generally considered the ability to… …   Wikipedia

  • Design-bid-build — (or design/bid/build, and abbreviated D B B or D/B/B accordingly), also known as Design tender (or design/tender ), is a project delivery method in which the agency or owner contracts with separate entities for each the design and construction of …   Wikipedia

  • Design–bid–build — (or design/bid/build, and abbreviated D–B–B or D/B/B accordingly), also known as Design–tender (or design/tender ) and traditional method, is a project delivery method in which the agency or owner contracts with separate entities for each the… …   Wikipedia

  • Design — De*sign , n. [Cf. dessein, dessin.] 1. A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan. [1913 Webster] 2. A plan or scheme formed in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Design theory — can refer to any theory relating to design in general. Design theory may also refer to: Engineering and industrial design C K theory Design science C K theory Mathematics Combinatorial design Block design Symmetric design Design of experiments… …   Wikipedia

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