Santayana's Treatment of Teleology

Bulletin of the Santayana Society 28 (28):1-10 (2010)
Santayana's epiphenomenalism is best understood as part of his thinking about teleology and final causes. Santayana makes a distinction between final causes, which he rejects, and teleology, which he finds ubiquitous. Mental causation is identified with a doctrine of final causes which he argues is an absurd form of causation. Thus mental causes are rejected and Santayana embraces epiphenomenalism.
Keywords George Santayana  Teleology  Epiphenomenalism
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DOI 10.5840/201028282
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