Saturday, April 23, 2011

telos

telos [ˈtɛlɒs] n.

1.) End, purpose, ultimate object or aim (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Ed.).

Etymology: adopted from the Greek τέλος, end.

"Thus we would put to Nietzsche the familiar form of the philosophical question. It asks after the essence of the Will to Power. The philosophical question 'what is … ?' is answered by supplying the quiddity, the essence. Philosophical thought is a questioning of appearances, an investigation of their essence, their organizing structure, their telos, their meaning" ("The Will to Power", Alphonso Lingis, 1977).

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I've been looking into giving audio of the pronunciations. It seems like the best way is upload mp3s to an online file-hosting service, and then embed the links to the files on here with a media player. Does anybody have any advice about which file-hosting service and/or media player is the best for this? I'd like the files to be kept in perpetuity, because I'm eventually planning on having search functionality. Thanks in advance!

15 comments:

amBored said...

this is nice telos :3

Solsby Kid said...

What a great word! Will have to start using it more often

Necroticism said...

It'd nice to have that audio :)

Nicole✗✗ said...

I love reading these. I need to increase my vocabulary!!

Team Panda said...

it sounds like a greek word, in my class they taught us words like ethos and pathos, this kinda sounds the same.

thenitefalls said...

Almost every video game has a telos!

A Beer for the Shower said...

I don't have any suggestions, but I can tell you that audio would be great. I'd love to use these words, but also don't want to sound like an idiot by pronouncing them incorrectly...

Colin Biano said...

My telos is to rule the world D:<

Venus said...

what is the telos of my life?!?

Rockinrule said...

What is the telos of my being?

Nicole✗✗ said...

I have heard soo many people say that about Helen Mirren! She is quite beautiful! : )

Natália said...

I think you should post incorrect pronunciations and see if anyone notices. ;)

JayPower said...

Cant wait to use this in conversation! ;D

**Hype.Planet** said...

Telos sounds like an epic word!

notforeverybody said...

audio is a good idea.. no idea what you would use tho..sorry

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