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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|Ben Jacobs|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The pointy undergarment reached its teleological conclusion in 1990, when Gaultier designed the rocket cone bra for Madonna.
It is simply the Aristotelian distinction between efficient and teleological causation.
From the days of Plato to our own times, there have been but few objectors to the teleological or purposive view of nature.Evolution, Old & New|Samuel Butler
The teleological faculty of judgment has also to consider this faculty of design.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
The metaphysical (teleological) principle can only be conceived of as the ultimate ground of the mechanism of Nature, 709.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
Such, on these principles, is their teleological explanation.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper