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Folia Mendeliana. 1993-1994;28-29:75-80.

Bioethics and the problem of natural teleology.

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Department of Philosophy of Nature, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


In this paper it is argued that a re-evaluation of a teleological philosophy of nature is necessary because, first, the acceptance of natural theology would be in more accordance with the position of (teological) (wo)man as a natural product of a natural evolutionary process and, second, it seems to be a prerequisite for the formulation of an adequate bio- und eco-ethics which stresses the "intrinsic value" of nature.

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