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I think that it would be a fair assessment to say that when most people consider "purpose", they are considering intent [of an end-goal] (i.e. a teleological concept). Do you think this is a fair assessment?  Can you think of counterexamples to my assertion?

When I studied and taught evolutionary theory, however, the definition of "purpose" was essentially a teleonomical one.  In other words, "purpose" meant "function" (as derived by evolutionary history).  When do people use "purpose" in this sense of the word?

Where it gets interesting, to me, is where you start to think about this stuff in terms of consciousness itself.  I look at consciousness as an emergent property of the functioning of the central nervous system (in the Systems Theory sense).  However, the typical materialist view of evolution would see "consciousness" as something of an epiphenomenon, if even acknowledged at all.

What are your thoughts on this stuff?  Do you see consciousness as the result of teleonomic or teleologic processes?  Are there other phenomena that can be viewed and discussed in teleonomic versus teleologic terms?

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from my first two EPs making electronic music.  free downloads:…

  • Listening to: Abyss of Night
  • Drinking: tea
I do not claim to be an expert on Nietzsche, or even philosophy in general.  However, it seems to me that the "will to power" (der Wille zur Macht) is one of the most controversial concepts ever to arise in philosophy.  As one of the philosophical ideas appropriated and perverted by the Nazis, how could it be otherwise?

Unfortunately, Nietzsche never formally defined this concept, so it was easy for social Darwinists and fascists to take the way they did...  but what did Nietzsche really mean when he mentioned it?

More importantly, what does it mean to you?

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[I'd add a deviation, here, but a search on "will to power" turns up mainly distorted pictures of Power Girl...]
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doing a volumetric render of this to import into Blender, so expect a different view later...
from my first two EPs making electronic music.  free downloads:…

  • Listening to: Abyss of Night
  • Drinking: tea


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Skulkey Kowalski
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forever seeking a new aesthetic...

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Nigel-Hirst Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav
skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no problem - it's a good one. :)
manic-cure Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
happy birthday sexy pants!
skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
timemit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
belated happy birthday Sean, hope it was a good one 
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