Definition of Finalism

1. Noun. teleology ¹



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Definition of Finalism

1. the doctrine that all events are determined by ultimate purposes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finalism

final stage
final straw
final whistle
final whistles
finale
finales
finalis
finalisation
finalisations
finalise
finalised
finaliser
finalisers
finalises
finalising
finalism (current term)
finalisms
finalist
finalists
finalities
finality
finalization
finalizations
finalize
finalized
finalizer
finalizers
finalizes
finalizing
finally

Literary usage of Finalism

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1. The Bearing of the Evolutionary Theory on the Conception of God -: A Study by Ukichi Kawaguchi (1916)
"0 Radical finalism must also be rejected, and for the same reason. ... Radical finalism is not, however, so rigid and fixed as radical mechanism. ..."

2. Modern Problems: A Discussion of Debatable Subjects by Oliver Lodge (1912)
"It is the trace of mechanism lingering in mechanical finalism that Bergson objects to. Both mechanism and finalism are standpoints, ..."

3. Modern Problems: A Discussion of Debatable Subjects by Oliver Lodge (1912)
"It is the trace of mechanism lingering in mechanical finalism that Bergson objects to. Both mechanism and finalism are standpoints, ..."

4. Theology as an Empirical Science by Douglas Clyde Macintosh (1919)
"On the other hand, extreme finalism upholds the view that all that happens is ... Another form of extreme finalism is that which is characteristic of an ..."

5. A Criticism of Some Deterministic Systems in Their Relation to Practical by Jesse Herrmann (1914)
"The inadequacy of atomistic mechanism and theistic finalism, because of an ... "But radical finalism is quite as unacceptable and for the same reason. ..."

6. A Realistic Universe: An Introd. to Metaphysics by John Elof Boodin (1916)
"finalism. — finalism, as opposed to mechanism, has always taken the point of view that we must judge evolution by its outcome, its last stages. ..."

7. Pragmatism and the Problem of the Idea by John Thomas Driscoll (1915)
"His conscious purposive voluntarism constrains Professor Bergson to reject Radical Mechanism, as also Radical finalism ie the carrying out of a preconceived ..."

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