teleologically love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a teleological context or manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With reference to or as regards teleology; on teleological grounds; by or with reference to purpose or design.


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  • Since both Nature and Mind act teleologically, that is with


  • For a model of sedentarization as a processual, voluntary, and flexible response to changing local circumstances, see Salzman (1980), p. 14, which is useful because it prompts a reciprocal characterization of nomadization and its forms as adaptive strategies rather than teleologically.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • Like Kant, Shelley may be invested in a concept of the ultimate unity of the faculties, a unity that, as that poem suggests, he too may conceive teleologically.

    Rhyming Sensation in 'Mont Blanc'

  • And read non-teleologically, the section holds up fairly well in relation to modern historical scholarship.

    Primitive accumulation

  • But it is possible, and preferable, to read Marx's analysis here less teleologically, as simply a detailed account of some of the crucial but contingent changes that took place in rural social relations during these centuries, without importing the idea that these changes were functionally related to the later development of capitalism.

    Primitive accumulation

  • To insure clarity about what is at issue, consider one more example of movements of my body that according to common sense could only be adequately explained by mental causation of a soul whose choice is teleologically explained by a purpose or reason.

    Stewart Goetz - The Causal Closure Argument

  • In other words, in order to explain adequately teleologically the movements of my limbs, there must be causal openness or a causal gap in my brain.

    Stewart Goetz - The Causal Closure Argument

  • Rather, my claim is that our commonsense understanding of our purposeful activity entails that some physical events must occur whose ultimate causal explanation is not other physical events but non-physical mental events whose occurrences are explained teleologically by purposes.

    Stewart Goetz - The Causal Closure Argument

  • In other words, there is mental-to-physical causation and its occurrence is ultimately and irreducibly explained teleologically by the reason that explains the making of the choice.

    Stewart Goetz - The Causal Closure Argument

  • If these movements occur because of a choice of mine to type, then these physical movements are ultimately and irreducibly explained teleologically in terms of the purpose for making my choice to write this essay, which, we can suppose, is that I make clear that there are no good scientific objections to the view that human beings are soul-body compounds and that those souls have free will make choices for reasons.

    Stewart Goetz - The Causal Closure Argument


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