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- adj. Of or pertaining to teleology; showing evidence of design or purpose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to teleology, or the doctrine of design.
- adj. showing evidence of design or purpose, especially in natural phenomena.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or relating to teleology, or the doctrine of final causes; pertaining to or of the nature of a design or purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to teleology
We see this over-arching teleological from the Greek word telos or goal understanding of the human good present in the following statement that De Roover makes concerning the teaching of St. Antonino:
Scanlon (1998) uses friendship to argue against what he calls teleological conceptions of values presupposed by consequentialism.
The phenomenon is explicable only in "teleological" terms.
It was ultimately replaced with Newtonian mechanics, which was not interested in teleological categories but instead dealt with observations on a quantitative level.
FLE is an attempt to limit the number of variables inherent in teleological arguments.
Hey Krauss, do you believe in teleological evolution?
On one account, call it teleological utilitarianism, pleasant mental states are the ultimate intrinsic good, and human minds are just convenient loci of these desiderata.
Cause is relevant to ID, as it wishes to describe the process of evolution in teleological terms.
I guess one way to describe these differences is in teleological terms.
We say that the voluntaristic theory, the interpretation of our real attitudes, in short teleological knowledge, alone can account for the value and right of phenomenalistic psychology and it thus seems unfair to raise the objection of 'double bookkeeping.'