Teleology and theology. On the specificity of teleological explanations


  • Gabriele De Anna University of Bamberg, Germany





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How to Cite

De Anna, Gabriele. 2018. “Teleology and Theology. On the Specificity of Teleological Explanations”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (3):27-50.