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  • n. one who studies teleology

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One versed in teleology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who maintains the doctrine of or studies final causes. Compare √¶tiologist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. advocate of teleology


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  • Stewart, in short, is a 'teleologist' of the Paley variety.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume I.

  • In the Traditional Template, all the non-teleologist has to do is imagine come up with a possible pathway to counter the teleological position.


  • Aristotle has been traditionally misinterpreted as a cosmic teleologist.

    Against Darwinism

  • Since a front-loading designer would probably always design something that could be used in the present, so that it would survive into the future, a non-teleologist could always argue that Front Loading is empirically vacuous.

    A Tetrahymena Puzzle

  • A non-teleologist would argue that changing the behavior of rats came about how, exactly?

    Brain Parasites

  • While no non-teleologist should not feel obliged to adopt FLE (or even consider it), neither should any teleologist feel obliged to abandon it or ignore it.

    Another Protozoan and Front-Loading

  • It looks more to me like how a non-teleologist would rationalize a teleological cause/event.

    Dawkins on the OOL

  • What's more, the non-teleologist expects the 'evidence' of a teleological cause to look like something a non-teleological cause might produce.

    Dawkins on the OOL

  • As a non-teleologist, Art expects a non-teleological origin of life.

    Dawkins on the OOL

  • For example, a non-teleologist will perceive a teleological origin as an "extraordinary event," something that does not fit within the non-teleological schema.

    Dawkins on the OOL


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  • Most of us would say consequentialist, though.

    July 17, 2008

  • n. One whose moral philosophy is based on achieving an outcome, or equivalently, one whose moral philosophy primarily judges the means based on the end. Contrast deontologist.

    July 17, 2008