Final Cause

Keyword: Final Cause

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

It is […] a widespread error to think that a “final cause” is necessarily a purpose. A purpose is merely that form of final cause which is most familiar to our experience. The signification of the...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 23/07/2015
Quote from "New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)"

If the cause […] is a part of the causatum, in the sense that the causatum could not logically be without the cause, it is called an internal cause; otherwise, it is...

Encyclopedia Article | Posted 22/12/2012
Hulswit, Menno: "Natural Classes and Causation"

In this article, Peirce’s conception of natural class is discussed. It is shown that Peirce’s mature conception of natural class is intimately related to his conception of (final) causation....