And if Nature is purposive, she is at work at something more than the completion of a prearranged plan.
I understand his inner life by taking a purposive point of view.
Disobedience to the law in the shape of exaggeration or redundance of purposive movement indicates functional excess.
Since the ability to live is threatened by this specialization it cannot be purposive.
In a word, a purposive being cannot have been the result of a purposeless process.
Co-ordinated and purposive though they be, they do not come within the sphere of the will.
Other curved lines suggest other purposive solutions of which nothing was thought in the rule that furnished their construction.
These are not authoritative, like the former, but purposive only.
Mind, individual method, originality (these are convertible terms) signify the quality of purposive or directed action.
The purposive law is the only final cause which reason allows.