Teleology and Modernity

1st Edition

William Gibson, Dan O'Brien, Marius Turda

Published August 7, 2019
Reference - 210 Pages
ISBN 9780815351030 - CAT# K345845
Series: Routledge Approaches to History

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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.

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