Final Causation

Keyword: Final Causation

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Pape, Helmut (1993). Final Causality in Peirce's Semiotics and His Classification of the Sciences
Deals with the semiotics of philosopher Charles S. Peirce and his classification of the sciences. Final cause of the objects of science; Definition of natural classification; Information on the final...
Article in Journal | Posted 28/01/2018
Santaella Braga, Lucia (1999). A New Causality for the Understanding of the Living
Article in Journal | Posted 16/09/2017
Hulswit, Menno (1997). Peirce's Teleological Approach to Natural Classes
Shows that philosopher Charles S. Peirce's theory of natural classes is linked to his conception of final causation. Reasons for considering Peirce's theory of natural classes;...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/03/2017
Hulswit, Menno (2001). Semeiotic and the Cement of the Universe: A Peircean Process Approach to Causation
Develops a critical analysis of the concept of causation by Charles S. Peirce. Evolution of the concept of cause; Necessary conditions for a theory of causation; View of Peirce of the nature of the...
Article in Journal | Posted 13/02/2016
Wang, Henry (2005). Rethinking the Validity and Significance of Final Causation: From the Aristotelian to the Peircean Teleology
The article discusses the validity and significance of final causation in the context of modern theories of casual explanation and pragmatism by philosopher Charles Peirce. It identifies the...
Article in Journal | Posted 05/01/2016
Boero, Hedy (2014). Towards the silvery peak: some keys to the evolution of Peirce’s Ethics
Although it may seem a simple and obvious notion, Peirce’s conception of ethics has a complexity and richness which grew over the course of his entire intellectual life. The aim of this paper is to...
Article in Journal | Posted 29/12/2015
Hawkins, Stephen B. (2007). Desire and Natural Classification: Aristotle and Peirce on Final Cause
The article discusses the influence of Aristotle on philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, particularly on the topic of final cause. According to the article, an important hurdle to grasping and...
Article in Journal | Posted 22/12/2015
Pape, Helmut (2007). The Natural and the Final: Some Problems with Short's Naturalistic Account of the Teleological Structure of Semiosis
The article reviews the book "Peirce's Theory of Signs," by T. L. Short.
Monograph | Posted 21/12/2015
Hulswit, Menno (2002). From Cause to Causation: A Peircean Perspective
Dictionary Entry | Posted 23/07/2015
Quote from "Minute Logic: Chapter II. Prelogical Notions. Section I. Classification of the Sciences (Logic II)"

Efficient causation is that kind of causation whereby the parts compose the whole; final causation is that kind of causation whereby the whole calls out its parts....

Dictionary Entry | Posted 23/07/2015
Quote from "Minute Logic: Chapter II. Prelogical Notions. Section I. Classification of the Sciences (Logic II)"

Final causality cannot be imagined without efficient causality; but no whit the less on that account are their modes of action polar contraries. The sheriff would still have his fist, even if...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 23/07/2015
Quote from "Minute Logic: Chapter II. Prelogical Notions. Section I. Classification of the Sciences (Logic II)"

The signification of the phrase “final cause” must be determined by its use in the statement of Aristotle that all causation divides into two grand branches, the efficient, or forceful; and the...

Article in Journal | Posted 28/04/2015
Slater, Gary (2014). A Peircean Response to the Evolutionary Debunking of Moral Knowledge
The evolutionary debunking argument advanced by Sharon Street, Michael Ruse, and Richard Joyce employs the logic of Paul Griffiths and John Wilkins to contend that humans cannot have knowledge of...
Article in Journal | Posted 30/10/2014
Ransdell, Joseph M. (2013). Kinds of Determinants of Semiosis
I conclude from the examination of an example of semiosis that even though Peirce himself typically talks of two types of causation being involved, usually referred to as 'efficient' and...
Encyclopedia Article | Posted 20/03/2012
Hulswit, Menno: "Teleology"

In this article, Peirce’s conception of teleology or final causation is discussed. According to Peirce, final causes are (a) general types that tend to realize themselves by determining processes...