dysteleology


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dysteleology

(dĭs-tĕl′ē-ŏl′ə-jē, -tē′lē-)
n.
1. The doctrine of purposelessness in nature.
2. Purposelessness in natural structures, as manifested by the existence of vestigial or nonfunctional organs or parts.

dys·tel′e·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
dys·tel′e·ol′o·gist n.
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Hence, the nature of rational choice as a specific way to pursue a market-based pattern of subsistence, and of "economizing" as a catholic human pursuit distinguishes modality from behavior, as well as pattern of subsistence and objective motives to set a clear dysteleology between "economizing" and other institutionalized social behaviors conditions based on the inevitability of societal divisiveness rooted in the caprice of differentiated human wants within a capitalist economy via a requisite need for order through social control.
As might be expected, this discussion mostly revolves around the existence of morally significant beings and the problems of evil and dysteleology.
Rather, Auden suggests that the dysteleology ('enraged phenomena') of the modern world is inscrutable.