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'In the aftermath of the protracted mismanagement of an otherwise healthy company, and eventual default on its loans by the previous owners, 9mobile was acquired by Teleology Nigeria Limited, following an internationally competitive and exhaustive bidding process led by Barclays Africa, with participation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and thirteen Nigerian banks including GT Bank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank and others.
Teleology has also transferred a non-refundable deposit of $50 million towards the acquisition.
However, there are indications that evolutionary biology itself is moving toward a far more complex view of how biological variation is produced,2 and a good deal of evidence has shown that there are, very likely, sufficient constraints on evolutionary developments to allow for at least some degree of direction.3 I will, in what follows, lay out a case for a positive view of the role of teleology in the progress of life based on our scientific knowledge of the origins of evolution.
Con todo, considero que Experience and Teleology es un libro muy interesante y que aporta importantes elementos de debate a la historiografia y sus tecnicas literarias.
Part II of the book is entitled "Evolution and the limits of teleology." Its first chapter documents Nietzsche's concern about teleology and its accommodation in biology without recourse to metaphysically loaded notions, and is followed by a brief chapter on the appropriation of evolution by social theorists.
I will try to clarify this last claim in showing Aristotle's understanding of chance and teleology.
Nagel's solution, the insertion of teleology into the natural order, would expand our concept of naturalism as well as science.
Likewise, Obama's March 2008 apologia, "A More Perfect Union," fully embodies teleology, as its title blatantly announces: we are not seeking a perfect union, but a more perfect one.
In the first essay of Teleology, "Aristotle's Conception of Final Causality," Gotthelf works through the interpretation of Aristotelian teleology with which he is most commonly associated: Aristotle's view is that in order to explain a feature of a natural substance, one must appeal to an "irreducible potency for form." On this account, the functioning or development of a biological organ, for example, cannot be explained on the basis of underlying material or chemical processes alone.
Scientific Darwinism exhibits internal teleology, but not necessarily external teleology (although it is compatible with it), whereas Darwinism presents a clear answer to the question whether external teleology exists: it doesn't.
His understanding of the world included four causes of which the final cause provided the reason why something exists, its teleology. This was an internal principle in organisms; something for the sake of which an organism existed.