[tel-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, tee-lee-]
- of or relating to teleology, the philosophical doctrine that final causes, design, and purpose exist in nature.
Origin of teleological
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Examples from the Web for teleological
Finally, Obama weighed in with his teleological view of the historical process, revealing a rather optimistic and Whiggish view.On ‘Hardball,’ Obama Touts HealthCare.gov, Dodges Clinton-Biden Talk
December 6, 2013
The pointy undergarment reached its teleological conclusion in 1990, when Gaultier designed the rocket cone bra for Madonna.Bra of the Century
June 15, 2010
To the first class belongs the teleological theory of creation.Timaeus
Aristotle's "form," like Plato's "idea," is a teleological principle.The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
This (teleological) question deserves the most careful consideration.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4
He does not really mean that some action is physical, while other is teleological.
But the teleological argument is that which has been most popular in England.