Current issues in teleology
University Press of America, 1986 - Philosophy - 135 pages
Presents a collection of twelve essays on teleological explanation in the natural sciences dealing with considerations regarding teleological concepts in biology to the role of teleology in the human sciences and even in cosmology. Co-published with the Center for Philosophy of Science.
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and the Hierarchical Organization of Nature
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