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CORCILIUS, K. Teleology of the practical in Aristotle: the meaning of “πρaξισ”. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 42, n. 4, p. 353–386, 2019. Disponível em: Acesso em: 30 maio. 2023.


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.

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