The meaning of the word 'Telos.'
telos [ tel-os, tee-los ]
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Definition of Telos
An end goal or purpose; the end term of a goal-directed process.
A little bit more about the word Telos...
Telos (/ˈtɛ.lɒs/; Greek: τέλος, translit. télos, lit. "end, 'purpose', or 'goal") is a term used by philosopher Aristotle to refer to the full potential or inherent purpose or objective of a person or thing, similar to the notion of an 'end goal' or 'raison d'être'. Moreover, it can be understood as the "supreme end of man's endeavour."
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Example of the use of Telos in a sentence.
‟The telos of 2 million years of encephalization, as human brains got bigger and bigger.”
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Nautilus Science Magazine, June 30, 2021 ⋇ Razib Khan
‟So viewed an instrumental agnosticism is also teleological, but not in any sense of a fixed and static telos.”
The Will to Doubt ⋇ Alfred H. Lloyd
‟Setting and pursuing performance goals supplies the telos of the sport, but success and failure are fleeting moments — drops in the bucket of the overall experience.”
Outside Online ⋇ Matt Fitzgerald ⋇ 26 Apr. 2021
‟Techniques exist to be perfected; Curry has pushed the three toward its telos.”
The New Yorker ⋇ Vinson Cunningham ⋇ Dec. 2021
‟His telos—his endgame—is the destabilization, the overcoming, of the whole Western order.”
vanityfair.com ⋇ 10 Jan. 2017