Oxford University Press (2020)

Jeffrey McDonough
Harvard University
This volume explores the intuitive yet puzzling concept of teleology as it has been treated by philosophers from the time of Plato and Aristotle to the present day. Philosophical discussions are enlivened and contextualized by reflections on the implications of teleology in medicine, art, poetry, and music.
Keywords teleology  Plato  Aristotle  Hegel  Avicenna  Spinoza  Boyle  Harvey  Maupertuis  Kant
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $19.24 new   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9780190845704   0190845708
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,091
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Dialectic of Teleology.Willem A. Devries - 1991 - Philosophical Topics 19 (2):51-70.
Aristotle on Teleology.Tiberiu Popa - 2007 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2):323-324.
Naturalism and Teleology.Mohan Matthen - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (11):656-657.
Teleology and Biology: Some Thoughts on Ayala's Analysis of Teleology.Michael Ruse - 1999 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 21 (2):187 - 194.
Teleology.Andrew Woodfield - 1976 - Cambridge University Press.
Politics and Teleology in Kant.Paul Formosa, Avery Goldman & Tatiana Patrone (eds.) - 2014 - University of Wales Press.
The Dialectic of Teleology.Willem A. Devries - 1991 - Philosophical Topics 19 (2):51-70.
Aristotle’s Teleology.Rich Cameron - 2010 - Philosophy Compass 5 (12):1096-1106.
Teleology Past and Present.Jeffrey Wattles - 2006 - Zygon 41 (2):445-464.
Evolution: Teleology or Chance? [REVIEW]F. J. K. Soontiëns - 1991 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 22 (1):133-141.
Formalism and Teleology.O. C. Jensen - 1936 - Philosophy 11 (44):466 - 474.
Ethics in Darwin's Melancholy Vision.Bryson Brown - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (1):20-29.


Added to PP index

Total views
13 ( #769,013 of 2,506,156 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,984 of 2,506,156 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes