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Dissertation

Bergson and the Aristotelian model of immanent teleology

This dissertation addresses the different use of the same philosophical model: immanent teleology. In this work Aristotle, the founder of the study of final causes, is put in relation with the modern French evolutionary thinker Henri Bergson, the philosopher of time. The dissertation tackles the two ways of understanding final causality in regard with the structure of their arguments (analogy, perfection and regularity) and it also shows the way in which these arguments are applied to different fields of knowledge (from embryology to anthropology, from anthropology to cosmology).

Author
Álvaro Cortina Urdampilleta
Date
11 April 2019

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