Abstract

This article presents Schelling’s claim that nature has an evolutionary process and Hegel’s response that nature is the development of the concept. It then examines whether evolution is progressive. This article argues that, insofar as a notion of progress is conceptually ineliminatable from evolutionary biology or required to articulate the shape of life’s history, progress should be viewed as constitutive.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9274
Print ISSN
1063-6145
Pages
pp. 105-128
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-27
Open Access
No
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