entelechy

Linked Glossary of Terms
(references to De Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee, unless indicated. See concordance for correlation with pages in the New Critique. The concordance is in pdf format.)

entelechy I, 41, 77 (entelechia)

NC I, 60-61

Aristotle introduced the metaphysical concept of entelechy.

The entelechy of a living being is conceived of as the inner telos (end) of its internal material process of becoming, and, as such, it is clearly distinguished from any external teleological relation. (NC I, 60-61; WdW I, 41).

Dooyeweerd rejects the idea of entelechy as being fundamentally related to the view of substance. The Idea of a qualifying function in an individuality structure is very different.

Revised Dec 27/04

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