the philosophical attempt to describe things in terms of their apparent intrinsic purpose, directive principle, or goal, irrespective of human use or opinion
on pleasure being an end in itself
between two linguistic and narrative teleological poles
in the Nineties rave culture [...] there was a sensation of teleology, a palpable feeling that something was unfolding through the music
From a more general point of view, the New Left condemns the reigning fetishism of growth and the teleology of ‘modernization’ in China and their disastrous social and ecological effects
'Teleology', thinking of life, language and history in terms of its orientation to a telos or end, is a way of ordering and ranking meanings in a hierarchy of significance, creating a pecking order among them in the light of an ultimate purpose.
The controversy between those who see both our species and our society as a lucky accident, and those who find an immanent teleology in both, is too radical to permit of being judged from some neutral standpoint.
role in the immanent teleology of world history
recognition theory--insofar as it is now understood as a teleological conception of social justice
Ghost In The Shell reminds us that there is no technological teleology escape hatch out of gendered oppression
in the gathering dusk the place acted upon my young senses in a curiously teleological way, as if this accumulation of familiar things in the dark were doing its utmost to form the definite and permanent image that repeated exposure did finally leave in my mind
Above all, however, these various ways of representing history as a teleology presuppose the combination of two theses which are independent of one another
the family complex constituted by the teleologies of historical progress in the bourgeois era
for whom that anti-teleology is integrally related to his broader project for literature
on DFW as someone who resists ending
The teleological imperative of postmodernism is to will its own decline, to question itself into silence, which is Wallace's central problem with it.
Is there a whole which can teleologically justify and thus redeem or sublate an event such as the Holocaust?
The use of the expression usually reserved for homosexuals (masturbation ‘brings selflove out of the closet’) hints at a kind of implicit teleology of the gradual exclusion of all otherness: first, in homosexuality, the other sex is excluded (one does it with another person of the same sex).
thank you Slavoj Zizek for explaining what homosexuality is