Teleology

Principle

Explanation of the purpose of phenomena, beyond efficient, formal, and material causes. It is the directive principle or goal behind a phenomena.

Explanation

A teleological explanation: ” A teleological explanation is one that explains the existence or occurrence of something by citing a goal or a purpose that is served by the thing. ” (24, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea)

Source

Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *