Teleology and Modernity

1st Edition

Dan O'Brien, Marius Turda, William Gibson

August 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 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; it criss-crosses intellectually and conceptually from a discussion of morality to that of the sacralisation of politics.

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