Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, was fascinated by the concept of purpose. He believed that everything in the natural world has a specific end goal or "telos." Through his observations of the world around him, Aristotle came to the conclusion that all living things have a purpose - from the lowliest plant to the most complex animal.
These ideas formed the foundation for thousands of years of religious thought, as they influenced the development of Western philosophy and spirituality. In this lesson, you will discover Aristotle's ideas about purpose and how they have shaped our understanding of the world for centuries.