Analyze the structure of the analogical arguments in the following passages, and evaluate them in terms of

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Analyze the structure of the analogical arguments in the following passages, and evaluate them in terms of the six criteria that have been explained:


. . . The simplest form of the theological argument from design [was] once well known under the name “Paley’s watch.” Paley’s form of it was just this: “If we found by chance a watch or other piece of intricate mechanism we should infer that it had been made by someone. But all around us we do fi nd intricate pieces of natural mechanism, and the processes of the universe are seen to move together in complex relations; we should therefore infer that these too have a Maker.”
—B. A. D. Williams, “Metaphysical Arguments,” in D. F. Pears (Ed.), The Nature of Metaphysics (New York: Macmillan, 1957)

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Introduction To Logic

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Authors: Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Victor Rodych

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