There may be many who will regard the fact of equifinality as a proof of vitalism.
This, of course, is vitalism, and vitalism in its extreme or animistic form.
In the first of them we were treated to a somewhat belated utterance in opposition to vitalism.
Driesch has tried to show that we are absolutely not able to vitalism.
His theory is a mixture of vitalism and atomism, designed to eliminate the "fortune and chance" resident in Digby's concept.
vitalism and teleology are coming back again into biology in new forms.
The unknowable has been questioned: hypotheses have been shaken: vitalism and idealism have been proclaimed.
The comments of a number of mechanistic biologists on vitalism furnish the point of departure for Dewey's discussion.
The current controversy between mechanism and vitalism enforces the point which I desire to make.
Frankly opposed to vitalism in all its forms is the conception of the living body as a mechanism.