(1922-) US short-story writer, critic, and political activist. Her stories express Jewish and feminist domestic experience with highly ironic humor, as in The Little Disturbances of Man 1960 and Later the Same Day 1985.
(1743-1805) English Christian theologian and philosopher. He put forward the argument from design theory, which reasons that the complexity of the universe necessitates a superhuman creator and that the existence of this being (God) can be deduced from a “design” seen in all living creatures. His views were widely held until challenged by Charles Darwin. His major treatises include The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy 1785, A View of the Evidences of Christianity 1794, and Natural Theology 1802.