How to use final cause in a sentence
Resentment, for example, is an implanted instinct, of which the 'final cause' is to defend us against 'sudden violence.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I. | Leslie Stephen
The second head to which the passions are referred with relation to their final cause, is society.
The division of four causes also is not amiss: matter, form, the efficient, and end or final cause.Novum Organum | Francis Bacon
The final cause of creation must be God, just as necessarily as its first cause must be God.
In it the creation returns to God as final cause, from whom it proceeds as first cause, in a mode which is metaphysically final.
British Dictionary definitions for final cause
philosophy the end or purpose of a thing or process, as opposed to its efficient cause: See cause (def. 7)
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