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CORCILIUS, Klaus. TELEOLOGY OF THE PRACTICAL IN ARISTOTLE: THE MEANING OF “ΠΡAΞΙΣ”. Manuscrito [online]. 2019, vol.42, n.4, pp.352-386.  Epub 07-Nov-2019. ISSN 0100-6045.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2019.v42n4.kc.

I show that in his De motu animalium Aristoteles proposes a teleology of the practical on the most general zoological level, i.e. on the level common to humans and self-moving animals. A teleology of the practical is a teleological account of the highest practical goals of animal and human self-motion. I argue that Aristotle conceives of such highest practical goals as goals that are contingently related to their realizations. Animal and human self-motion is the kind of action in which certain state of affairs that realize values are mechanized.

Palavras-chave : Aristotle; Action; Self-Motion; Zoology; Teleology.

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