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
In a traditional teleological novel, the ending will either decide or fulfill that arc.
between two linguistic and narrative teleological poles
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
The vanguard-function differs from the teleological understanding of the vanguard whose sway over the Marxist tradition helped engender vanguardism
quoting Rodrigo Nunes
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.
In this modelling we have a teleology--the linear passing through different modes of production in which communism solves the riddle of history
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)
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.
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
A nerve-rich sense organ right between the sharpest, hardest bones powered by the strongest muscles: There was antiteleological argument.
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
It seems to inject a teleological aspect that is not present in the older formulation
on the "action principle" evolution of Newton's laws
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
Obama’s speeches spelled out a world in shining absolutes; that was his teleological endpoint
the family complex constituted by the teleologies of historical progress in the bourgeois era
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 teleological imperative of postmodernism is to will its own decline, to question itself into silence, which is Wallace's central problem with it.
for whom that anti-teleology is integrally related to his broader project for literature
on DFW as someone who resists ending
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
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.
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
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.
a possible history of transcending capitalism – but an open-ended history, not yet written and without any teleological guarantees