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OTHER WORDS FROM teleologytel·e·o·log·i·cal [tel-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, tee-lee-], /ˌtɛl i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌti li-/, tel·e·o·log·ic, adjectivetel·e·ol·o·gism, nountel·e·ol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for teleology
Such orderly evolution harmonizes with a teleology derived, not indeed from external nature directly, but from the mind of man.On the Genesis of Species|St. George Mivart
This term carries no connotation of teleology, as here used.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The other is due to Kants preoccupation with the problems of ethics and of teleology.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
To entitle them to do this, a complete doctrine of Teleology is indispensable.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
Vitalism and teleology are coming back again into biology in new forms.Major Prophets of To-Day|Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for teleology
- 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