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The purposiveness and prescriptiveness of institutional africology thus necessitate that information conservation, which unites both past and future in the continuous present, afford continental Africans and their planet wide descendants a sound knowledge base with which to organize their lives individually and collectively in the present, and thereby frame futures that are highly conducive to their global relevance in the future.
The role of the state is not to impose purposes upon people but to respect their purposiveness, that is, the capacity of autonomous persons to realize their own personalities.
But his notion of purposiveness is actually re-formulated in a way he thinks overcomes this difficulty, namely in terms of defining an entity's adaptive and functional (subordinate) relations to a 'greater' whole rather than as a final cause in an Aristotelian sense.
In addition, we can observe that agency is multidimensional--connoting a range of meanings--"selfhood, motivation, will, purposiveness, intentionality, choice, initiative, freedom, and creativity" (Emirbayer and Mische 1998:962).
He writes that beauty is "the form of the purposiveness of an object, so far as this is perceived in it without any presentation of a purpose" (1984, 118, emphasis in original).
As Eric Leed writes, "For the ancients the journey had value in that it explained human fate and necessity, while the moderns extolled it as a manifestation of freedom and as an escape from necessity and purposiveness.
The majestic spectacle of this blind, inarticulate purposiveness thrusting its way upward and ever upward in an endless unity of differentiated achievements towards an ever-increasing complexity of organisation, towards spontaneity and spirituality .
Thrilled by "this blind, inarticulate purposiveness thrusting its way upward," he determines, "Man in himself is nothing.
Mobile media target mobile audience whose most distinct characteristic is purposiveness.
Tripet's examination of Du Bellay's thematic structure in these sequences and of its relationship to the author's ideas about literary purposiveness, as already sketched in his Deffence et illustration, is particularly valuable.
The normative presupposition of legal rights is that a person's self-directed acts must allow for the co-existence of the purposiveness of others.
The relationship between the purposiveness of human behavior and its time horizon is discussed by Fraisse (1963) and Nuttin (1953), whose theory of human personality centers on the recognition of the role of time, especially the future dimension.