Meaning of teleologism in English:



See teleology

‘We need something beyond an inert metaphysical God, who collapses into either a bland natural law or an empty progressive teleologism, a sort of theological manifest destiny.’
  • ‘They tended to be ahistorical because they assumed that the state of underdevelopment was initially universal; their teleologism distracted them from paying close attention to the realities on the ground in the developing societies.’
  • ‘But, at the same time, it takes away the teleologism and the determinism that were the reasons for the fail of the evolutionary explanations of cultural process.’