Definition for teleologic (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for teleologic
Mr. Buckle might probably inquire whether we would eliminate wholly from history all philosophic aim, all teleologic purpose.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
It appears to me just as teleologic and divinatory as those I have previously named.An Ethnologist's View of History|Daniel G. Brinton
In words used before, and applied alike to the spiritual and the material, it is at once dynamic and teleologic.
Moreover, they are dynamic with the same reality and teleologic for the same end.
British Dictionary definitions for teleologic
- the doctrine that there is evidence of purpose or design in the universe, and esp that this provides proof of the existence of a Designer
- the belief that certain phenomena are best explained in terms of purpose rather than cause
- the systematic study of such phenomenaSee also final cause
Word Origin for teleology
Word Origin and History for teleologic
"study of final causes," 1740, from Modern Latin teleologia, coined 1728 by German philosopher Baron Christian von Wolff (1679-1754) from Greek teleos "entire, perfect, complete," properly genitive of telos "end, goal, result" (see tele-), + -logia (see -logy).