from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who purposes something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who brings forward or proposes anything; a proposer.
- n. One who forms a purpose; one who intends.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who purposes, resolves, or determines on any particular course of action; one who forms a resolution.
- n. One who proposes or sets forth anything.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
First, Ayala accepts a dictionary definition of teleology which refers to “design, purpose, or utility” without including a reference to a description of the agent which is designer, purposer or utilizer.
A seer, a purposer, a creator, a future itself, and a bridge to the future — and alas! also as it were a cripple on this bridge: all that is
A seer, a purposer, a creator, a future itself, and a bridge to the future-and alas! also as it were a cripple on this bridge: all that is Zarathustra.
A seer, a purposer, a creator, a future itself, and a bridge to the future -- and alas! also as it were a cripple on this bridge: all that is
According to sources, the Speaker reminded the leaders that there was a provision to withdraw the proposal of the prime minister's candidacy subject to the approval of the House if the purposer does so in writing.
And as few tools grow naturally fit for use (for even a stick or a fuller's teasel must be cut from their places and modified to some extent before they can be called tools), the word "tool" implies not only a purpose and a purposer, but a purposer who can see in what manner his purpose can be achieved, and who can contrive (or find ready-made and fetch and employ) the tool which shall achieve it.
Wouldn’t you agree that we must identify “design, purpose, or utility” for a process and a description of the agent which is designer, purposer or utilizer for the process before we claim that we have observed teleology?
Or perhaps, more accurately, to acknowledge my presence as these materials’ temporary curator, archivist and re-purposer.