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(noun) an ultimate end (from Greek)

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telos
telic



the industrial sphere of telic predestination

—p.270 Circuitries (251) by Nick Land
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There is a quasi-religious overtone to all of this—everything in the past has been moving toward a telos, a predestined end.

—p.8 The End of the End of History (7) by Maximillian Alvarez
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the ultimate goal of technology, the telos of techne

—p.6 Pain Won't Kill You (3) by Jonathan Franzen
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For Habermas, the inherent aim or telos of language was to reach understanding and bring about consensus

—p.268 Part V: The 1950s (259) by Stuart Jeffries
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an old lumber town whose economic telos ended the day Chicago discovered steel

—p.171 Pure Michigan (170) by Meghan O'Gieblyn
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What unites the states of the Midwest—both the ailing and the tenuously “revived”—is a profound loss of telos, the realization that the industries and systems that built the region are no longer tenable

—p.xiv Preface (xi) by Meghan O'Gieblyn
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Modernity, in the sense of modernization and progress, or telos, was now definitively over

—p.104 Aesthetics of Singularity (101) by Fredric Jameson
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did October lead inexorably to Stalin? It is an old question, but one still very much alive. Is the gulag the telos of 1917?

—p.315 Epilogue: After October (305) by China Miéville
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According to this via negativa, God is ineffable, so far beyond quotidian language as to be incommunicable. All that can be said, in the negative way is what the telos of its concern is not

—p.121 Silence in Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism (115) by China Miéville
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between the supposed empirical reality of the event and the absolute ideality of the liberal telos

—p.86 Conjuring--Marxism (61) by Jacques Derrida
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Barry Dingle's homunculus never achieves his telos

on Order and Flux in Northampton

—p.5 Introduction (1) by Clare Hayes-Brady
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But to forego the telos is not to forego every progress that can take place in its direction

—p.160 Domination, Liberation (105) by Frédéric Lordon
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Utterly without a telos, it is so vast and, crucially, so diffuse, so devoid of a centre

on the process of self-affection by society

—p.95 Joyful Auto-Mobiles (Employees: How To Pull Their Legs) (49) by Frédéric Lordon
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