Teleological in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Teleological

the philosophical attempt to describe every object in regards to its apparent use or purpose

Examples of Teleological in a sentence

In teleological thinking, you would describe a fork by saying what it is used for, rather than what it looks like or is made of.  🔊

Teleological philosophy likes to describe objects by their intended purpose, but this can become difficult when people start using things for different purposes.  🔊

Someone that identifies objects in the world by what they do is using teleological philosophy to understand everything around them.  🔊

In teleological thinking you choose to define everything by its intended purpose, and not by its appearance.  🔊

Most humans already use teleological philosophy, identifying everything around us by what they do, such as cars and driving or silverware and eating.  🔊

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