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The goal or telos of human life was known and identifiable; the problem was how to get there.
But there is also a theology which constitutes the defining telos of philosophical inquiry.
In this sense the physical realm demonstrates a certain teleology (telos = ' end ' or ' purpose ' ).
One proof that the human telos or essence is inviolate is exploitation, the violation of our claims to material equality.
For the greater part of the past millenium, the connection between the nature and telos of human being was obscured.