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Teleology and modernity / edited by William Gibson, Dan O'Brien and Marius Turda.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Series:
Routledge approaches to history; 29.
Routledge approaches to history ; [29]
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Subjects:
Teleology.
Philosophy and religion.
Summary:
"The main and original contribution of this volume is to offer a discussion of teleology through the prism of religion, philosophy and history. The goal is to incorporate teleology within discussions across these three disciplines rather than restrict it to one as is customarily the case. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, from individual teleologies to collective ones; ideas put forward by the French aristocrat Arthur de Gobineau and the Scottish philosopher David Hume, by the Anglican theologian and founder of Methodism, John Wesley, and the English naturalist Charles Darwin; it criss-crosses intellectually and conceptually from a discussion of morality to that of the sacralisation of politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
'We apply these tools to our morals' : eighteenth-century freemasonry, a case study in teleology / Richard (Ric) Berman
Teleologies and religion in the eighteenth century / William Gibson
John Wesley and the teleology of education / Linda A. Ryan
Teleology and race / Marius Turda
Charles Darwin and the argument for design / David Redvaldsen
Teleology and Jewish heretical religiosity : Nietzsche and Rosenzweig / David Ohana
Can the sciences do without final causes? / Stephen Boulter
Hume, teleology and the 'science of man' / Lorenzo Greco and Dan O'Brien
What is the function of morality? / Mark Cain
Is intuitive teleological reasoning promiscuous? / Johan de Smedt and Helen de Cruz.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Gibson, William, 1959- editor.
O'Brien, Dan, 1968- editor.
Turda, Marius, editor.
Other format:
Online version: Teleology and modernity.
ISBN:
9780815351030
0815351038
9781351141888
9781351141857 (mobi)
9781351141864 (epub)
9781351141871 (adobe)
OCLC:
1099544326