, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 349–358 | Cite as

Doubting Thomists and Intelligent Design

  • Robert LarmerEmail author


Contemporary Thomists, by and large, have been very critical of the intelligent design movement. Their criticism raises two important issues; the first being whether such criticism is well-founded, the second being whether it is consistent with the views of St. Thomas, from whom they claim to take their direction. I shall argue that their criticism typically misses the mark and that they are mistaken in their representation of Thomas’s views as regards intelligent design.


Thomism Intelligent design Primary causality Secondary causality Deism ‘God of the gaps’ 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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