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From Aristotle’S Teleology To Darwin’S Genealogy: The Stamp Of Inutility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (Pdf: Introduction)., Marco Solinas Apr 2015

From Aristotle’S Teleology To Darwin’S Genealogy: The Stamp Of Inutility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (Pdf: Introduction)., Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas

Starting with Aristotle and moving on to Darwin, Marco Solinas outlines the basic steps from the birth, establishment and later rebirth of the traditional view of living beings, and its overturning by evolutionary revolution. The classic framework devised by Aristotle was still dominant in the 17th Century world of Galileo, Harvey and Ray, and remained hegemonic until the time of Lamarck and Cuvier in the 19th Century. Darwin's breakthrough thus takes on the dimensions of an abandonment of the traditional finalistic theory. It was a transition exemplified in the morphological analysis of useless parts, such as the sightless eyes ...


Nature's Goodness: An Aristotelian Account, Nathan K. Metzger Feb 2014

Nature's Goodness: An Aristotelian Account, Nathan K. Metzger

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Neo-Aristotelians have made major headway in moral theory, and it is now commonplace to find philosophers defending the reality of goodness through a teleological analysis of human being. Whatever the merits of this approach, it has suffered from a lack of a sustained defense of its pre-modern metaphysical panorama: the Aristotelian conception of the human good gets traction only if its decidedly pre-modern and `robust' philosophy of nature is defensible in its own right. In this dissertation, I aim to give a partial breakdown of the particular sort of metaphysical project that the Aristotelian moral theorist assumes, but does not ...


Hegel On The Bacchanalian Revel Of Truth, Howard P. Kainz Jan 1995

Hegel On The Bacchanalian Revel Of Truth, Howard P. Kainz

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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Parmenides On Possibility And Thought, Owen Goldin Mar 1993

Parmenides On Possibility And Thought, Owen Goldin

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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Wittgenstein's Tractatus: Some Metaphilosophical Considerations, Howard Kainz Jul 1974

Wittgenstein's Tractatus: Some Metaphilosophical Considerations, Howard Kainz

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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