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teleological

 [te″le-o-loj´ĭ-k'l]
serving an ultimate purpose in development.
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This paper argues that the teleological conception is indeed the correct conception of practical reasons.
Though categories are devised for this welter of approaches, Licht rejects any notion of a singular efficiency trend that would privilege one motif over another, pointing out that teleological accounts of managerial development have focused resolutely on a few, large, far-from-typical, private employers.
has a profound grasp of the teleological organization of Thomas's ethics and particularly the influence of final causality on his view of human agency.
South Korea) analyzes the development of socialism in Russia and advances a perspective on the Stalinist subversion that eschews social-historical interpretations as "in the thrall of a teleological conception of the Soviet epoch.
Unlike the Frankfurt School, genealogy is not teleological though it may be messianic, and it challenges the Frankfurt School notion of 'ideology'--which notion requires a stance beyond ideology.
At the same time, the term "horror vacui" signifies nor only awe before the void, but also the active teleological efficacy of nature (i.
Rather, Marvell's account of "the progress of this house's fate" represents an attempt to balance the demands of the historical record with those of a desirable notion of history as a process that is both teleological and comprehensible, and that has, in accordance with destiny, produced a world in which the Fairfaxes's comfortable position is and always has been assured.
As such, it is a welcome antidote to the teleological tendencies characteristic of much of European and American historiography.
Then she address three problems: whether there is a teleological suspension of the ethical; whether there is an absolute duty to God; and whether it was ethically defensible for Abraham to conceal his undertaking from Sarah, from Eliezer, from Isaac.
Their rejection of teleology is relegated to the domain of epistemology, that is, they deny that we become aware of the human good by first becoming aware of certain natural teleological inclinations; instead, they claim that we first become aware of the good, and thereby recognize our human nature with its teleological inclinations.
The course followed a predictable, almost teleological progression, as Abstract Expressionism was succeeded by Color Field painting, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and .
Erik Midelfort's "modest volume" on the subject of aristocratic madness in sixteenth-century Germany brilliantly eludes the many teleological and voyeuristic traps inherent in such a subject.