Hence Stewart accepts the theory of final causes as stated by Paley.
Are there final causes as well as material causes, or are there material causes only?
Plato introduced into natural science a doctrine of final causes.
In the previous section we considered the doctrine of final causes.
Thus his theory of Progress depends on the hypothesis of final causes.
The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
This is that discarding of final causes on which all progress in science depends.
It is that Darwin rejects all teleology, or the doctrine of final causes.
He preferred the study of final causes to that of efficient causes.
A few philosophers affect to mock at the final causes rejected by Epicurus and Lucretius.