Teleology

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The term `teleology` is broadly defined as the study of design or purpose in natural phenomena; the use of ultimate purpose or design as a means of explaining phenomena. Belief in or the perception of purposeful development towards an end, as in nature or history. The end result, where the end is what causes everything. When applied to Marxism, teleology explains the revolutionary process - everyone will suffer at first, but, ultimately, salvation will be found. Example: In Christianity, believers are expected to follow the word of God and do His work until the 2nd coming of Christ (or Heaven, depending), after which they will be saved forever. (Marx, Communist Manifesto, Commodities)