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FINAL CAUSE'S.

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“L'astronomie . ... ruine radicalement . . . l'hypothèse des
causes finales et de tout gouvernement providentiel.
Attaquant à son tour et à sa manière le dogme élémentaire
des causes finales 'la science biologique, l'a graduellement
transformé dans le principe fondamentale des conditions d'exist.
ence,”----Cours de Philosophie Positive, tome iii. pp. 459-460.

LONDON
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER, & CO., LT°

1891

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THE manuscript of the Essay on "Final Causes left by the Author ready for publication, and has been given to the world as he wrote it, subject only to mere press corrections.

The rough draft was finished in 1887. It was copied and completed in 1889, one year before his death in August 1890.

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