William Paley (July 1743 – 25 May 1805) 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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- Paley (1809): Paley, William. (1809) Natural Theology; or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, Collected from the Appearances of Nature. J. Faulder, London.
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