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Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780823239351
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823239399 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0002

Series: Forms of Living (FUP)

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This chapter describes the temporal-irreversible structure implied in the teleological explanation of natural processes as traditionally understood. Temporal irreversibility in teleological explanation is contrasted to time succession in mechanical explanation. It is suggested that any conception of natural processes-especially living processes-as temporal-irreversible, necessarily recurs to some degree of teleological explanation, even if it rejects the idea of an “exterior” telos or purpose.

Keywords: Time; teleology; teleonomy; irreversibility; self-organization; production of natural beings; living being

Chapter.  1928 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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