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A priori definition
Premises that come from experience or prior knowledge of the subject
A priori-arguments
Cosmological Argument
A posteriori--defintion
Knowledge that contributes to premises that does not come from experience or prior knowledge. Often comes from analysis of data.
A posteriori--arguments
Rowe’s teteological Argument
a.Universe resembles a machine
b.Machines are product of intelligent design
c.The universe is probably a product of ID
Paley’s teteological argument
a.Biological creatures are teteological systems
b.All known cases of teteological systems are artifacts which result from intelligent design.
c.Probably the watch is a result of ID
Deductive definition
1.An argument whose conclusion necessarily follows from the given premises.

2.The truth of the premises logically guarantees the truth of the conclusion.
Deductive arguments
Ontological Argument
Problem of Evil
Inductive definition
1.An argument whose conclusion probably follows from the given premises.

2.The truth of the premises makes more likely the truth of the conclusion.
Inductive arguments
-Rowe’s teteological argument
-Free Will Defense