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By Ralph D. Stacey, Douglas Griffin, Patricia Shaw

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The use of this metaphor immediately creates the impression of a collection of genes moving on their own (without interacting with others) and of an optimally fit form that already exists, in a sense – the purpose of the evolutionary process being to find it. This resonates more with Formative Teleology than it does with Transformative Teleology. In Chapter 5 we will review the rather different way in which Kauffman (1995) uses this concept. Evolutionary stable strategies The second notion (Maynard Smith, 1976) is that of evolutionary stable states or strategies (ESS).

Freedom means that the final form is unknown. Unpredictable, truly novel change is thus possible and stability is sustained by ethical universals. In other words, identity, or organization, evolves in essentially unknowable ways. Here the unknowable whole is achieved through choice, or design of the parts. 3 Formative Teleology in which movement is to a final form, a pre-given state already contained within the formative process that produces it. This means that change takes the form of continuity of identity, with only context-dependent variations in its manifestation.

Because of the radical nature of what Kant was proposing it is important to notice what is happening here. First he was proposing a teleology that is functional. This is not an efficient “if-then” notion in which one can take the parts separately and understand the nature of each part as adding together to give the whole. Kant is saying that the parts are functional and that the relationship between them functions to form the whole, which is a final, mature form. Although the final form is given, however, the parts can relate to each other in different ways to produce the end state.

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