teleologist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teleologist advocate of teleology
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Teleologist (Biol) One versed in teleology.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teleologist One who maintains the doctrine of or studies final causes. Compare ætiologist.
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Usage

In literature:

The apparently diverging teachings of the Teleologist and of the Morphologist are reconciled by the Darwinian hypothesis.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
Associated Words: teleology, teleologist, teleological.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Professor Henderson concedes very little to the vitalists or the teleologists.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
The denial of final causes is the formative idea of Darwin's theory, and therefore no teleologist can be a Darwinian.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Stewart, in short, is a 'teleologist' of the Paley variety.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
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