teleonomy vs telos: explanations in the social sciences

I don’t understand the assertion by Massimo that we must include something like purpose to properly understand organs/systems to do biology, would make sense when talking in terms of medical interventions but not to life sciences in general , seems to have more to do with for what task are we framing these matters that anything inherent to zōḗ.

The Electric Agora

My discussion with Massimo Pigliucci on the natural and social sciences. A follow up to my essay, on the Electric Agora, “Explanations in the Social Sciences.”  This dialogue originally aired on the MeaningofLife.TV channel of the BloggingHeads.TV network.

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