Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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the philosophical attempt to describe things in terms of their apparent intrinsic purpose, directive principle, or goal, irrespective of human use or opinion

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between two linguistic and narrative teleological poles

—p.xi Preface: David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" (vi) default author
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1 year, 8 months ago


if the phenomenology and the teleology of suicidality are the same as that of addiction, it seems fair to say that David died of boredom

—p.45 Farther Away (15) default author
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1 year, 5 months ago


The vanguard-function differs from the teleological understanding of the vanguard whose sway over the Marxist tradition helped engender vanguardism

quoting Rodrigo Nunes

—p.195 Afterword: Reinventing the Future (185) missing author
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1 year, 3 months ago


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

—p.130 The Nation-State: Persistence or Transcendence? (108) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago


'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.

—p.131 Post-Structuralism (127) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago


In this modelling we have a teleology--the linear passing through different modes of production in which communism solves the riddle of history

—p.8 default author
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Marx hoped, of course, for some kind of socialist or communist revolution (and at various points took a somewhat teleological view of the inevitable progression towards communism)

—p.114 The Question of Technology (107) default author
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The world financial market is mirrored in the world art market, thrown open by the end of modernism and its Eurocentric canon of masterworks, along with the implicit or explicit teleology that informed it.

—p.122 Aesthetics of Singularity (101) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago


role in the immanent teleology of world history

—p.134 The Pragmatist's Progress: Umberto Eco on Interpretation (131) default author
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1 year, 1 month ago

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.

—p.xxxii Introduction (xvi) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago


A nerve-rich sense organ right between the sharpest, hardest bones powered by the strongest muscles: There was antiteleological argument.

(the tongue)

—p.13 default author
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1 year, 3 months ago


recognition theory--insofar as it is now understood as a teleological conception of social justice

—p.180 Redistribution as Recognition: A Response to Nancy Fraser (110) default author
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12 months ago


It seems to inject a teleological aspect that is not present in the older formulation

on the "action principle" evolution of Newton's laws

—p.53 Metaphysics in the Royal Society 1715-2010 (38) default author
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1 year, 5 months ago


Above all, however, these various ways of representing history as a teleology presuppose the combination of two theses which are independent of one another

—p.89 Time and Progress: Another Philosophy of History? (80) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago

the family complex constituted by the teleologies of historical progress in the bourgeois era

—p.xiii Introduction to the New Edition: From Althusserian Marxism to the Philosophies of Marx? Twenty Years After (xi) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago


for whom that anti-teleology is integrally related to his broader project for literature

on DFW as someone who resists ending

—p.22 "I'm a Man of My--" Wallace and the Incomplete (21) default author
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1 year, 5 months ago

The teleological imperative of postmodernism is to will its own decline, to question itself into silence, which is Wallace's central problem with it.

—p.6 Introduction (1) default author
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1 year, 5 months ago


The gesture of the savage who pauses for an instant to reflect whether or not he wishes to eat his prisoner contains teleologically the end of violence

—p.7 The Role of Theory (1) by Theodor W. Adorno
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No wonder that genuine revolutionary moments are so rare: no teleology guarantees them; they hinge on whether there is a political agent able to seize a (contingent, unpredictable) opening.

—p.105 Prognosis (90) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago


Is there a whole which can teleologically justify and thus redeem or sublate an event such as the Holocaust?

—p.153 Allegro: (151) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

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

—p.28 Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo: (8) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago


Marx's theory of history is not a "teleological" one. A teleological theory holds that each phase of history arises inexorably from what went before.

—p.59 Chapter Three (30) default author
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1 year, 2 months ago


a possible history of transcending capitalism – but an open-ended history, not yet written and without any teleological guarantees

—p.149 Domination, Liberation (105) default author
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