finalism

finalism

[fahyn-l-iz-uhm]
noun
the doctrine or belief that all events are determined by their purposes or goals.

Origin:
1905–10; final + -ism

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finalism (ˈfaɪnəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
philosophy the doctrine that final causes determine the course of all events
 
fina'listic
 
adj

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