- Jul 2022
Yet not all of the sciences use (or require) mathematics to the same extent, for example, the lifesciences. There, the descriptive, analytical methods of Aristotle remain important, as does the(somewhat casual) recourse to final causes.
Is the disappearance of the Aristotelian final cause in modern science part of the reason for the rise of an anti-science perspective for the religious right in 21st century America?
People would seem to want or need a purpose to underlie their lives or they otherwise seem to be left adrift.
Why are things the way they are? What are they for?
Is the question: "why?" really so strong?