¿Fue Darwin el Newton de la brizna de hierba?

Gustavo Caponi

Abstract


Ratifying Haeckel and contradicting Kant’s negative prophesy, in this paper I try to show that Darwin was, really, the Newton of the blade of grass. Darwin showed how the configurations according to goals of the living beings, could be explained from a naturalistic point of view, without having to postulate the existence of an intentional agent that had arranged or prearranged then. This achievement, nevertheless, was obtained by a way that Kant could not foresee and that Haeckel could not understand: Darwin came there showing that there was more natural science than that Newton, Kant and Haeckel could conceive.

 


Keywords


Darwin, C.; Haeckel, E.; Kant, I.; Newton, I.; Teleology.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2012v16n1p53

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