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teleological

 [te″le-o-loj´ĭ-k'l]
serving an ultimate purpose in development.
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Deontology does not deny the fact that many actions must be often judged teleologically. However it denies that this is generally the case.
(5) This approach is also apparent in Kant's teleologically constructed duality between the beautiful and the sublime in the Observations.
Unlike the logic of war making, which involves the interaction of at least two parties (adversaries) that are in active opposition with each other, and are teleologically oriented toward victory, politics is interested in the logic of one individual living off the efforts of another.
Finally, even his juxtaposition of Bishop's sixpoems--in the way it regains the wholeness of different modes ofexperience--is not unlike the unity of Dante's four levels ofexperience (the exemplar of teleologically centered literature):literal, historic, allegoric, and anagogic.
But his attitude here is plausibly taken as an instance of a general view according to which the world is ordered teleologically in virtue of degrees of imitation of the divine.
After explaining her terms (which will, no doubt, appear rather limited to some), she quickly demonstrates the suppleness with which she is able to apply them as she describes the contrasting forms of the Bildungsroman, which builds teleologically to the development of an adult self, and the picaresque novel, which eschews development.
Inevitably, such an approach results in intellectual streamlining, making Voloshin's life unfold teleologically from an indecisive disciple to a manipulative and powerful leader on a par with Stalin himself.' Unlike Voloshin (whose sphere of influence was restricted to his circle in Koktebel'), Stalin "possessed that most potent combination of cultural leadership modes: he combined structural power, the patriarchal power of personal patronage as it had been anchored in the bureaucratic system of the Soviet Union, with power based on the dream communitas, the dream of self-transformation" (193).
In other words, natural science as it has developed historically and teleologically has never truly transcended the closed society; it has instead lived within it while subverting it, reducing and ridiculing while never elevating its traditions and myths.
Besides its suggestiveness for students of nationalism, this book will be most appealing to specialists of German history because its conclusions put another nail in the coffin of the special-development thesis, which has interpreted German history teleologically from the standpoint of the racist ideology of the Hitler dictatorship.
Despite recognizing bumps along the way, Heynick provides us with a history of medicine that is teleologically linear, Whiggish, and indeed heroic.
Wilde assures Ward that he has misunderstood history by seeing it teleologically as the development of Reason, the movement towards a world where superstition is banished and the light of Plato's sun illuminates everything.
Rather, Freinkel pursues Shakespeare's authorization of his Sonnets teleologically and linguistically through early modern strategies of reading scripture and though nominal conceits.