Single Idea 626

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 2. Natural Purpose / a. Final purpose]

Full Idea

All things are arranged around a single purpose.


'Purpose' is the Greek word 'telos'

Gist of Idea

Everything is arranged around a single purpose


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1075a18)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.386