dysteleology


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dys·tel·e·ol·o·gy

 (dĭs-tĕl′ē-ŏl′ə-jē, -tē′lē-)
n.
1. The doctrine of purposelessness in nature.
2. Purposelessness in natural structures, as manifested by the existence of vestigial or nonfunctional organs or parts.

dys·tel′e·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
dys·tel′e·ol′o·gist n.

dysteleology

(ˌdɪstɛlɪˈɒlədʒɪ; -tiːlɪ-)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy the denial of purpose in life. Compare teleology
dysˌteleoˈlogical adj
ˌdysteleˈologist n

dysteleology

a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose in life or nature. Cf. teleology.dysteleologist, n.dysteleological, adj.
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His topics include the avant-texte of On the Origin of Species, Darwin's books and notes, the paper fossils of publishing, narrativizations of the genesis and dysteleology, beyond the "inward turn," writers' libraries and the extended mind, the sense of unending, and digital manuscripts.
Hence, the nature of rational choice as a specific way to pursue a market-based pattern of subsistence, and of "economizing" as a catholic human pursuit distinguishes modality from behavior, as well as pattern of subsistence and objective motives to set a clear dysteleology between "economizing" and other institutionalized social behaviors conditions based on the inevitability of societal divisiveness rooted in the caprice of differentiated human wants within a capitalist economy via a requisite need for order through social control.