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The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts

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Summary

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  • Full Title: The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts
  • Author(s): Harry Binswanger
  • Year Published: 1990
  • Publisher: The Ayn Rand Institute Press
  • Publication Type: Specialty
  • ISBN-10: 0-9625336-0-2 (paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9625336-0-0 (paperback)
  • Description: Binswanger defends the view that living things are teleological, which is to say that "there is a is a fundamental mode of causation common to all types of living action, whether conscious of non-conscious: living action is goal-directed."

Contents

  1. Types of Processes
  2. Alternative Positions on Vegetative Action
  3. The Analysis of Purposeful Action
  4. Self-Generation
  5. Value-Significance
  6. Goal-Causation
  7. Goal-Causation and Natural Selection
  8. Objections I
  9. Objections II
  10. Epistemological Issues
  11. Wider Implications

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