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Gustavo Caponi
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2012v16n1p53 Ratifying Haeckel and contradicting Kant’s negative prophesy, in this paper I try to show that Darwin was, really, the Newton of the blade of grass . Darwin showed how the configurations according to goals of the living beings, could be explained from a naturalistic point of view, without having to postulate the existence of an intentional agent that had arranged or prearranged then. This achievement, nevertheless, was obtained by a way that Kant could not foresee and that Haeckel could not understand: Darwin came there showing that there was more natural science than that Newton, Kant and Haeckel could conceive
Keywords Kant, I.  Newton, I.  Darwin, C.  Haeckel, E.  teleologia.  Teleology
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DOI 10.5007/1808-1711.2012v16n1p53
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