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Purposive behaviour and teleological explanations

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Published by Gordon and Breach Science Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Teleology.,
  • Mechanism (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Cataloging based on CIP information.

    Statementedited by Frank George and Les Johnson.
    SeriesStudies in cybernetics,, v. 8
    ContributionsGeorge, F. H. 1921-, Johnson, Les, 1947-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD541 .P87 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2851370M
    ISBN 102881241107
    LC Control Number84013690

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Purposive Behaviour and Teleological Explanations (Studies in Cybernetics, Vol 8) [George, Frank, Johnson, Les] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Purposive Behaviour and Teleological Explanations (Studies in Cybernetics, Vol 8)Author: Frank George.

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Buy Purposive Behavior Teleogical from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ It is helpful to discuss teleological explanations in two categories: purposive explanations and functional explanations.

The former attribute some active goal-directed behaviour to the explicandum -agent whereas the latter imply a more passive quality whereby certain consequences occur. The explanation of purposive behaviour. Charles Taylor. In Robert Borger (ed.), Teleological Explanations and Their Relation to Causal Explanation in Psychology.

On the Relation Between Laboratory Experiments and Social Behaviour: Causal Explanation and ries: Psychological Explanation in Philosophy. Similar books and articles. Teleology, and Larry Wright, Teleological Explanations.

[REVIEW] Michael Ruse - - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (1) Darwin Was a Teleologist. James G. Lennox - - Biology and Philosophy 8 (4) Purposive Behaviour and Teleological Explanations.

: John V. Canfield, Larry Wright, Andrew Woodfield. The terms teleology, purpose, finalism are used by those who study behavior as moving toward ends or goals. The word teleology derives from the Greek telos, meaning “end.” Individual Psychology considers all behavior (thought, feeling, and Purposive behaviour and teleological explanations book as purposive, that is, as movement in line with the individual’s life-style goals.

are instructive insofar as they concernthe. move to adopt a purposive approach towards the interpretation of legislation: Legal academics have been at the helm of transforming the notion of purposive. interpretation into the idea of teleological interpretation.

Teleological thinking proceeds by analogy with human purposive behavior and is thus easily understood. However, as pointed out in Sectionto understand a fact is not the same as to explain it in scientific terms. Understanding is a psychological category and must not be confused with scientific explanation, which is a methodological category.

The notions of purpose, goal, end and function are used (and abused) in descriptions of a very wide range of human, animal and machine behaviour.

Andrew Woodfield provides here a unified account of such teleological descriptions and explanations, their varieties, their logical structure and their proper uses. He concentrates his argument on the concepts of 'goal-directed behaviour' and. Teleological explanation can be contrasted with mechanical explanation.

A mechanical explanation is one based on the idea of physical matter in motion, as described by laws of physics. When we describe the behavior of objects using Newton’s laws of motion and Newton’s law of gravity, we are providing a mechanistic : Neil Rickert.

This notion of human agency is incompatible with event causality but is entirely consistent with a teleological explanation, an explanation of human behavior in terms of the goals that are sought. EXPLANATIONS which have the form ‘A occurs for the sake of B’ (A.

Woodfield, ). PURPOSIVE EXPLANATION, which is concerned with the goal-directed behaviour of animals, especially human beings, e.g. explanations in of purposes, motives, reasons, etc.; Everyone accepts that human beings act purposively Furthermore. EXPLAINING BEHAVIOR CHARLES TAYLOR has written an exciting book' on a problem that increasingly vexes contemporary thought.

Much of our ordinary explanation of human and animal behavior is teleological in form; that is, it relates the behavior to purposes and goals. Is this teleological form ultimate, or is it derivable from a form of explanation freed of. The theory of scientific explanation makes it possible to give scientific explanations of purposive behaviour.

Pushing their enquiries further, and asking why the same action has different effects on different things, Greek thinkers reverted to material : William Charlton. In a teleological explanation the invariance holds between the goal (effect) and the means (cause).

The elucidating description illustrates the way the means conduces to the goal. Mechanistic and teleological explanations are both complete in their own right, and they are mutually autonomous. One cannot replace the other without explanatory by: 8.

tively discussing whether teleological talk is useful or bedevilsbiology”ations:Styles ofexplanationinscience. Oxford&NewYork: Oxford [31] George,FrankHonywill;Johnson,Les().Purposive behavior and teleological explanations. Gordon and 9 Furtherreading Aristotle, Metaphysics Book Theta.

Principles of Purposeful Sampling. Purposeful sampling is a technique widely used in qualitative research for the identification and selection of information-rich cases for the most effective use of limited resources (Patton, ).This involves identifying and selecting individuals or groups of individuals that are especially knowledgeable about or experienced with a phenomenon of interest Cited by: teleological explanations; why an etiological theory is the right way to understand this feature of the notion; and why the propensity theory is the explanations, including purposive explanations, and also a more interesting in the same way that the purpose of some behaviour explains the Size: 2MB.

This book involves rethinking the answer to Davidson's question, ”What is the relation between a reason and an action when the reason explains the action by giving the agent's reason for doing what he did?” It focuses on the thought that practical deliberation is central to explaining human action.

One common version of the widely held view that explanations of actions in terms of the.The usual objections to teleological explanation are in the main two. First, it is maintained, teleology is supposed to be the causal operation in the present of future events.

A teleological process is one that is purposive and seeks a goal, so that every event in it must be explained by reference to this goal, which determines the course.- teleological)purposive, goal-oriented) explanation of human behavior-social interest is stressed-birth order and sibling relationships-therapy as teaching, informing and encouraging-basic mistakes in the clients private logic-the therapeutic relationship- a collaborative partnership- Egalitarian.