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teleological

 [te″le-o-loj´ĭ-k'l]
serving an ultimate purpose in development.
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Literatures as diverse as liberalism, (9) critical political economy, (10) classical realism, (11) and most recently constructivism, all contain strains of teleological thought.
The proposed quantitative study is designed to explore the relationships between leadership styles, ethics from deontological and teleological orientations, and integrity types.
For each respondent, a "1" was arbitrarily assigned to each response to a question indicating teleological beliefs, and a "0" was assigned to each response indicating deontological beliefs.
In Chapter 8, Carone turns to the Laws X, its proof for the existence of a providential god, and the role of evil in Plato's teleological conception of human life.
To better understand the function of purposiveness in the Typic, let us digress briefly and explore the purposive feature of moral lawfulness with the help of the Critique of Teleological Judgment which complements the account in the Dialectic of the Critique of Pure Reason.
The fifth section presents Smith's basic teleological model.
If this is a valid notion, Smith's teleological system, at least theoretically, may be coherently combined with a stationary state.
Instead of viewing technology as a means to an end, Heidegger counters the modern conception of technology, as a teleological mechanism, with the Ancient Greek notion of techne.
The salience of ethical concern would therefore activate ethical reasoning, in terms of deontological reasoning, teleological reasoning, and conventional reasoning.
While the basis of a critique of changing public policy agendas is present, Brennan is limited by a somewhat teleological argument about the progressive development of child care policy.
For Aquinas is confidently offering all those apparently teleological phenomena that to all appearance proceed without "the direction of someone with awareness and with understanding" as premises from which to derive the contradictory conclusion that "Everything in nature.
The major assumptions she attributes to this genre is the "idea of order as immutable and teleological, and the accompanying belief that the ideal political order mirrors the order of the cosmos" (99).