1.In the philosophy of Aristotle, the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized; actuality.
2.In some philosophical systems, a vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment.
[Late Latin entelechìa,
from Greek entelekheia : entelês, complete (en-, in; See en-2 + telos,
completion) + ekhein, to have.]
Attractors have really changed our way of thinking about nature because they've made it possible to think about what Aristotle called the entelechy, the end that attracted toward itself that process of change. What I'd like to know is how you think attractors work. No matter how we try to get out of it, they seem to imply a pulling from in front rather than a pushing from behind, something that is more Aristotelian than mechanistic. At the cosmological level, we arrive at what Terence and I were discussing this morning- the idea of an attractor for the entire cosmic evolutionary process."
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_TRIALOGUES AT THE EDGE OF THE WEST_
"Mood control is designed to render funkable
Ideas brought to you by the makers of Mr. Prolong
Better known as Urge Overkill
The pimping of the Pleasure Principle"