L'incompiutezza della definalizzazione: si può fare a meno del finalismo?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The incompleteness of the finalization: can we do without finalism?

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Modern science implements a process of definalization of nature in order to better dominate it by reproducing its working mechanisms. There. identifies the beginnings of this "inversion of the natural gaze" starting from a way of questioning nature starting from an exclusively theological point of view, characteristic of a certain creationism with stoic colorings. The next step taken in ontology in the modern age was to understand the end only as a tendency to self-preservation, so that the final cause is subsumed in the efficient one and the finalism of living beings reduced in a purely functionalistic sense. The Kantian substitution of the term "teleology" with that of "teleonomy" will be taken up by biology (CS Pittedright) which, finding no usefulness in the concept of finis cujus gratia, understands however that it cannot exist as a science without reintroducing the concept of finis quo.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The incompleteness of the finalization: can we do without finalism?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)739-757
Number of pages19
JournalRIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEOSCOLASTICA
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • causa efficiente
  • causa finale
  • teleologia
  • teleonomia

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