- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

An approach to understanding the world which premises final causes, ends and purposes.

Longer explanation

This term generally describes belief systems in which end purposes are the only way to understand phenomena. Now, this can manifest in how decisions and behaviours are judged. The argument here is that the ends justifies the ...

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