Does Naturalism Make Room for Teleology? The Case of Donald Crosby and Thomas Nagel

Mikael Leidenhag

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Abstract

In this paper, I evaluate the teleologies of Donald Crosby and Thomas Nagel. It is argued that Crosby's emergentist teleology suffers from severe philosophical problems. I argue instead in favour of Nagel's fundamental teleology, which carries significant philosophical benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Journal of Theology and Philosophy
Volume40
Issue number1
Early online date01 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019

Keywords

  • Thomas Nagel
  • Donald Crosby
  • Teleology
  • Naturalism
  • Emergentism

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