History of Philosophy / LESSON 17
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Aristotle’s Teleology: Motion, Goal-Directed Action and the Unmoved Mover

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Leonard Peikoff discusses Aristotle’s teleology — i.e., the view that natural entities are inherently goal-directed, each striving to reach its appropriate state of completion. Peikoff explains why Aristotle held this conception of nature and how this viewpoint affected his philosophy more generally.

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Leonard Peikoff
Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand’s foremost student and today’s leading expert on Objectivism.

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