Definition of teleologism in US English:

teleologism

noun

  • See teleology

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

teleologism

/-ˌjizəm/