On Aristotle, Aquinas, and Paley: A Reply to Marie George

Dr. Edward Feser, PhD

In a recent article in Philosophia Christi (Winter 2010), Marie George objects to Edward Feser’s distancing of Aquinas’s Fifth Way from Paley’s design argument, and accuses him of misinterpreting both Paley and the Aristotelian premises from which Aquinas proceeds. She presents eight lines of criticism of his position. But he arges that they all fail, and that in fact it is George herself who exhibits some egregious misunderstandings.

You can read the full-text of the article by going here.