Final Causality in Nature and Human Affairs

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CUA Press, Mar 2, 2018 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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Intro -- Contents -- 1. Richard F. Hassing, Introduction -- 2. William A. Wallace, Is Finality Included in Aristotle's Definition of Nature? -- 3. Allan Gotthelf, Understanding Aristotle's Teleology -- 4. Francis Slade, Ends and Purposes -- 5. Ernest L. Fortin, On the Presumed Medieval Origin of Individual Rights -- 6. Richard L. Velkley, Moral Finality and the Unity of Homo sapiens: On Teleology in Kant -- 7. David A. White, Unity and Form in Kant's Notion of Purpose -- 8. John W. Burbidge, The Cunning of Reason -- 9. John Leslie, The Anthropic Principle Today -- 10. George Gale, Anthropic-Principle Cosmology: Physics or Metaphysics? -- 11. Richard F. Hassing, Modern Natural Science and the Intelligibility of Human Experience -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index
 

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Contents

1 Richard F Hassing Introduction
1
2 William A Wallace Is Finality Included in Aristotles Definition of Nature?
52
3 Allan Gotthelf Understanding Aristotles Teleology
71
4 Francis Slade Ends and Purposes
83
5 Ernest L Fortin On the Presumed Medieval Origin of Individual Rights
86
On Teleology in Kant
107
7 David A White Unity and Form in Kants Notion of Purpose
125
8 John W Burbidge The Cunning of Reason
151
9 John Leslie The Anthropic Principle Today
163
Physics or Metaphysics?
188
11 Richard F Hassing Modern Natural Science and the Intelligibility of Human Experience
211
Contributors
257
Bibliography
261
Index
277
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