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Raynond Ruyer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692040

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001

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The Contradictions of Biological Antifinalism

The Contradictions of Biological Antifinalism

(p.23) 4 The Contradictions of Biological Antifinalism

Raymond Ruyer

Alyosha Edlebi

University of Minnesota Press

The chapter critiques anti-finalism on the level of the organism’s structure and the insufficiency of Gestaltheorie to explain this structure. This chapter closes with an extended, illustrated discussion of morphogenesis.

Keywords:   Anti-finalism, Organism, Gestaltheorie, Structure, Morphogenesis

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