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Aristotle invokes a specifically human desire, namely, wish (boulesis), to provide a teleological explanation of the pursuit of the specifically human good in terms of virtuous activity.
I suspect that it would, since Gotthelf takes teleological explanation to account for more than how certain biological features come to be; he also sees it as at work in explaining why a living thing is as it is, and why it does what it does.
It was anticipated that many students would employ the neo-Darwinian model in their explanations and that few students would revert to using a teleological explanation.
On Inevitability: Teleological Explanation and the Problem of History
In developing these two narrative strands in his History of England, Hume is therefore following the principles of teleological explanation in history that he has already outlined in the first Enquiry.
After presenting views for and against a teleological explanation of the universe Golshani concludes by saying "there are some clues to the teleological aspects of our universe in modern science.
Instead, the teleological explanation models the belief as the outcome or product of a goal-oriented system.
This does not settle the matter, but it suggests that the teleological explanation is the most probable and that the removal of the theological and or teleological passages in Smith's writings is not a simple matter.
The authors argue for a teleological explanation, which views the minority entrepreneurs in relation to their group affiliation in addition to a dialectical explanation, which considers the minority entrepreneurs as being in a conflict relationship with the majority society.
Yet other recurring topics involve such recognizable and familiar philosophical issues as the emergence of compatibilism as a response to the problem of free will and determinism, or the (distinctively Aristotelian) project of staking out a reasonable middle ground between the blind mechanistic theories of the Presocratics and the most blatantly anthropomorphic form of teleological explanation in terms of conscious intention and purpose.
He skillfully avails himself here of the vast resources pertaining to both the history of religion and the history of science, utilizing novel scientific ideas, such as emergence, complexity, chaos bifurcation, and self-organization, to show how they make obsolete a teleological explanation of the universe.
Since a human action is, in principle, capable of a complete causal explanation in mechanistic terms, the presence or absence of a complementary teleological explanation will make no difference at all to the causal history of the universe.