From such wonderful examples of Fitness, many minds will choose at once to read the broad lesson of teleology.
They are saturated with a teleology which, at times, becomes excessively tedious.
In following Lamarck I am not disturbed by the bogey of teleology, or the ghost of mysticism.
That is 035using teleology as a regulative principle, in Kant's sense of the word.
The important point however, in considering Bergson in relation to Religion and Theology, is his marked objection to teleology.
Lastly, a few words about the very difficult question of teleology.
This is a plain issue; either the world shows a teleology or it does not.
The conception of a vital force comprises that of teleology.
And the teleology of Plato culminates in the Idea of the Good.
They are asserted to be totally incongruous with the doctrine of teleology.