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convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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deductive_reasoning

  • noun reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
    deduction; synthesis.

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giordano_bruno

  • noun Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)
    Bruno.

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skew-whiff

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adverb turned or twisted to one side
    askew; awry.
    • rugs lying askew
    • with his necktie twisted awry

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nonrational

  • adjective satellite not based on reason
    • there is a great deal that is nonrational in modern culture
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; intuitive.

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knotted

  • adjective satellite tied with a knot
    • his carefully knotted necktie
  • verb make into knots; make knots out of
    knot.
    • She knotted her fingers

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lucretius

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Titus Lucretius Carus.

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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george_edward_moore

  • noun English philosopher (1873-1958)
    Moore; G. E. Moore.

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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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blaise_pascal

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Pascal.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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discursive

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    dianoetic.
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; digressive; rambling.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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meditation

  • noun continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
    speculation.
    • the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge
  • noun (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

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ernst_mach

  • noun Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
    Mach.

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epistemic

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemological.
    • epistemic modal

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synthetic

  • noun a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
    synthetic substance.
  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    man-made; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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repetition

  • noun an event that repeats
    repeat.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repeating.

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byzantine

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
  • adjective of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it
    • Byzantine monks
    • Byzantine rites

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ratiocination

  • noun the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
    conclusion.
  • noun logical and methodical reasoning

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plato

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

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charles_peirce

  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Peirce.

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kong_the_master

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; Kongfuze; K'ung Futzu.

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weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Simone Weil.
  • noun United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
    Andre Weil.

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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ontological

  • adjective of or relating to ontology
    • ontological speculations

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david_hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    Hartley.

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painterly

  • adjective satellite having qualities unique to the art of painting

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human-centred

  • adjective satellite marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    human-centered; humanistic; humanist; humanitarian.
    • a humane physician
    • released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons
    • respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species

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methodological_analysis

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
    methodology.

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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diderot

  • noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
    Denis Diderot.

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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socrates

  • noun ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)

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meretriciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    speciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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peripheral

  • noun (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
    peripheral device; computer peripheral.
    • disk drives and printers are important peripherals
  • adjective on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area
    • Russia's peripheral provinces
    • peripheral suburbs

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refractive

  • adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
    refractile.
    • the refractive characteristics of the eye
  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    deflective.

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cognisant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognizant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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nominalist

  • noun a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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moderate

  • noun a person who takes a position in the political center
    centrist; moderationist; middle of the roader.
  • verb preside over
    chair; lead.
    • John moderated the discussion

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incoherent

  • adjective without logical or meaningful connection
    • a turgid incoherent presentation
  • adjective (physics) of waves having no stable definite or stable phase relation

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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parenthetic

  • adjective satellite qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses
    parenthetical.
    • parenthetical remarks

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george_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    Bishop Berkeley; Berkeley.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Ramon Lully; Raymond Lully.
  • noun French composer (born in Italy) who was the court composer to Louis XIV and founded the national French opera (1632-1687)
    Jean Baptiste Lully; Lulli; Giambattista Lulli.

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strayer

  • noun someone who strays or falls behind
    straggler.
  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    isolated; stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs

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herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Johann Friedrich Herbart.

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saboteur

  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; wrecker.
  • noun a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
    fifth columnist.

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epicurean

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; bon vivant; epicure.
  • adjective of Epicurus or epicureanism
    • Epicurean philosophy

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pierre_teilhard_de_chardin

  • noun French paleontologist and philosopher (1881-1955)
    Teilhard de Chardin.

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anfractuous

  • adjective satellite full of twists and turns
    • anfractuous cliffs

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crookedness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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allusive

  • adjective satellite characterized by indirect references
    • allusive speech is characterized by allusions

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consistent

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
    • testimony consistent with the known facts
    • I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
  • adjective capable of being reproduced
    reproducible.
    • astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained

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sidetrack

  • noun a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
    siding; turnout; railroad siding.
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; digress; depart.

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inconsequential

  • adjective satellite lacking worth or importance
    inconsequent.
    • his work seems trivial and inconsequential
    • the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet
  • adjective satellite not following logically as a consequence

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tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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dualistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    Manichaean.
    • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil

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honourable

  • adjective worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    honorable.
    • an honorable man
    • led an honorable life
    • honorable service to his country
  • adjective satellite adhering to ethical and moral principles
    ethical; honorable.
    • it seems ethical and right
    • followed the only honorable course of action

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heraclitus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

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rationalness

  • noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
    rationality.

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rigorous

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    strict.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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oswald_spengler

  • noun German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)
    Spengler.

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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illogical

  • adjective lacking in correct logical relation
    unlogical.
  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; disjointed; unconnected.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts

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voluminous

  • adjective satellite large in volume or bulk
    • a voluminous skirt
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; tortuous; twisting; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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turn_away

  • verb move so as not face somebody or something
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; deflect.

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corporation_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations

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hedonic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonistic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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boethius

  • noun a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
    Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius.

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animistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animist.

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husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Edmund Husserl.

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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wrecker

  • noun someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; saboteur.

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de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; Spinoza; Baruch de Spinoza.

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nietzsche

  • noun influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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christian

  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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meandering

  • adjective satellite of a path e.g.
    winding; wandering; rambling.
    • meandering streams
    • rambling forest paths
    • the river followed its wandering course
    • a winding country road
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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understanding

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; discernment.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    agreement.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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principle

  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    rule.
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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spencer

  • noun English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
    Herbert Spencer.

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unlawful

  • adjective satellite not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    improper; unconventional.
    • an unconventional marriage
    • improper banking practices
  • adjective contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
    • unlawful measures
    • unlawful money
    • unlawful hunters

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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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underhanded

  • adjective satellite marked by deception
    underhand; sneaky.
    • achieved success in business only by underhand methods
  • adjective with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
    underhand; underarm.
    • an underhand pitch
    • an underhand stroke

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healthy

  • adjective having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
    • a rosy healthy baby
    • staying fit and healthy
  • adjective satellite financially secure and functioning well
    • a healthy economy

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involved

  • adjective connected by participation or association or use
    • we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved
    • the problems involved
    • the involved muscles
    • I don't want to get involved
    • everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified
  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    involve; affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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jose_ortega_y_gasset

  • noun Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)
    Ortega y Gasset.

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etiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    aetiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    aetiology.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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eclecticist

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclectic.

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existent

  • adjective having existence or being or actuality
    existing.
    • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
  • adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    real.
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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parenthetical

  • noun an expression in parentheses
    parenthetical expression.
    • his writing was full of parentheticals
  • adjective satellite qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses
    parenthetic.
    • parenthetical remarks

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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dianoetic

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    discursive.

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matrimonial

  • adjective of or relating to the state of marriage
    married; marital.
    • marital status
    • marital fidelity
    • married bliss

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cartesian

  • noun a follower of Cartesian thought
  • adjective of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
    • Cartesian linguistics

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depart

  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    vary; deviate; diverge.

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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problematic

  • adjective satellite open to doubt or debate
    problematical; debatable.
    • If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic
  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; elusive; baffling; problematical; knotty.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home

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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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aesthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    esthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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herring

  • noun valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  • noun commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
    Clupea harangus.

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formalised

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalized.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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anicius_manlius_severinus_boethius

  • noun a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
    Boethius.

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ontology

  • noun (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
  • noun the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

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sporty

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; flashy; jazzy.

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seamless

  • adjective not having or joined by a seam or seams
    • seamless stockings
  • adjective satellite smooth, especially of skin
    unlined; unseamed.
    • his cheeks were unlined
    • his unseamed face

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zig

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zigzag; zag.

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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counterdiscursive

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stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    Jimmy Stewart; James Maitland Stewart.
  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Dugald Stewart.

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pretorial

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorian; praetorial; praetorian.
    • praetorial powers

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circuitous

  • adjective satellite marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    roundabout.
    • the explanation was circuitous and puzzling
    • a roundabout paragraph
    • hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend
  • adjective satellite deviating from a straight course
    devious; roundabout.
    • a scenic but devious route
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
    • a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

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of_sound_mind

  • adjective satellite of sound mind, memory, and understanding; in law, competent to go to trial
    compos mentis.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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inferential

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    illative.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion

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zig-zag

  • adjective satellite having short sharp turns or angles
    zigzag.

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jurisprudential

  • adjective relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws

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sir_karl_raimund_popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Karl Popper; Popper.

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occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Ockham.

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calvinistical

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinist.

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incident

  • noun a single distinct event
  • noun a public disturbance
    • the police investigated an incident at the bus station

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buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Martin Buber.

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wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Josef Johan Wittgenstein.

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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diversionary

  • adjective satellite (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

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kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.

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soren_kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Aabye Kierkegaard; Kierkegaard.

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millenary

  • noun the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    millennium.
  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millennium.

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parmenides

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

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ibn

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locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    John Locke.

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synthetical

  • adjective involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
    synthetic.
    • limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
  • adjective of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
    synthetic.
    • `all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition

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fatalistic

  • adjective of or relating to fatalism
    fatalist.
    • a fatalist person

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soren_aabye_kierkegaard

  • noun Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
    Soren Kierkegaard; Kierkegaard.

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aetiologic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiological; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiological; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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unreal

  • adjective lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    • ghosts and other unreal entities
    • unreal propaganda serving as news
  • adjective not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    • this conversation is getting more and more unreal
    • the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy
    • the unreal world of advertising art

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marcuse

  • noun United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)
    Herbert Marcuse.

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shoddy

  • noun reclaimed wool fiber
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    cheapjack; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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baruch_de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    Benedict de Spinoza; de Spinoza; Spinoza.

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askance

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adverb with suspicion or disapproval
    • he looked askance at the offer

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cosmological

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmologic.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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garbled

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; scattered; confused; disjointed; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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confused

  • adjective satellite perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    baffled; bewildered; bemused; lost; confounded; befuddled; at sea; mazed; mixed-up.
    • obviously bemused by his questions
    • bewildered and confused
    • a cloudy and confounded philosopher
    • just a mixed-up kid
    • she felt lost on the first day of school
  • verb mistake one thing for another
    confound; confuse.
    • you are confusing me with the other candidate
    • I mistook her for the secretary

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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libertarian

  • noun an advocate of libertarianism
  • noun someone who believes the doctrine of free will

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pluralistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of pluralism
    • a pluralistic culture

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validated

  • adjective satellite declared or made legally valid
    • a validated claim
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; validate; formalise.

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hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    David Hume.

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united

  • adjective characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    • presented a united front
  • verb act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    unify; unite.

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impassive

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    stolid.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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democracy

  • noun the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; republic.

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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nondiscursive

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hegel

  • noun German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

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methodology

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
    methodological analysis.
  • noun the system of methods followed in a particular discipline

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emotionless

  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    passionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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individualistic

  • adjective satellite marked by or expressing individuality
    individualist.
    • an individualistic way of dressing
  • adjective satellite with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
    laissez-faire.

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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circumlocutory

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    periphrastic; ambagious; circumlocutious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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intelligent

  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    well-informed.
    • well-informed readers

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pre-socratic

  • noun any philosopher who lived before Socrates
  • adjective before the time of Socrates
    presocratic.

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squint-eyed

  • adjective affected by strabismus
  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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visceral

  • adjective relating to or affecting the viscera
    splanchnic.
    • visceral bleeding
    • a splanchnic nerve
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    nonrational; intuitive.

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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irrational

  • noun a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
    irrational number.
  • adjective not consistent with or using reason
    • irrational fears
    • irrational animals

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deflexion

  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflection.
  • noun the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    deflection.

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existential_philosopher

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist; existentialist philosopher.

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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georg_wilhelm_friedrich_hegel

  • noun German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)
    Hegel.

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wonky

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wobbly.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

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underhand

  • adjective with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
    underarm; underhanded.
    • an underhand pitch
    • an underhand stroke
  • adjective satellite marked by deception
    underhanded; sneaky.
    • achieved success in business only by underhand methods

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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rudolf_steiner

  • noun Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy (1861-1925)
    Steiner.

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isidore_auguste_marie_francois_comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Comte.

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hedonism

  • noun the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
  • noun an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

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deducible

  • adjective satellite capable of being deduced

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comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Auguste Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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james_mill

  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    Mill.

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magisterial

  • adjective of or relating to a magistrate
    • official magisterial functions
  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    peremptory; dominating; high-and-mighty; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner

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elusive

  • adjective satellite difficult to describe
    • a haunting elusive odor
  • adjective satellite skillful at eluding capture
    • a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline

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aristotelian

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelean.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelic.
    • Aristotelean logic

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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explicit

  • adjective precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
    expressed.
    • explicit instructions
    • she made her wishes explicit
    • explicit sexual scenes
  • adjective satellite in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
    denotative.

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william_of_occam

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Ockham; Ockham; Occam.

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cosmology

  • noun the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmogeny.

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gemote

(AS. Hist.) A meeting; -- used in combination, as, Witenagemote, an assembly of the wise men.

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democratic

  • adjective characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
    • democratic government
    • a democratic country
    • a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
  • adjective belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
    • Democratic senator

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quine

  • noun United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
    Willard Van Orman Quine; W. V. Quine.

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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hartley

  • noun English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
    David Hartley.

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kongfuze

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; K'ung Futzu; Kong the Master.

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illative

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    inferential.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
    inferential.
    • an illative conclusion
    • inferential reasoning

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dianoia

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oblique

  • noun any grammatical case other than the nominative
    oblique case.
  • noun a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis.

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empiricist_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricism.

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wittena

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ernst_cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Cassirer.

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divagation

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    digression; aside; excursus; parenthesis.
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; digression; deflexion; deflection; diversion.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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linguistics

  • noun the scientific study of language
  • noun the humanistic study of language and literature
    philology.

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complicate

  • verb make more complicated
    perplex.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; refine.
    • refine a design or pattern

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monistic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of monism
    • the monistic school would regard national law and international law as an integrated whole"- J.S.Roucek

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animist

  • noun one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animistic.

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perturb

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    • The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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arendt

  • noun United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)
    Hannah Arendt.

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haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.

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aquiline

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    hooked.

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aetiological

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiologic; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiologic; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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gymnosophical

  • adjective of or relating to gymnosophy

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ambagious

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    periphrastic; circumlocutory; circumlocutious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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rationality

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; reasonableness.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
    rationalness.

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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gnarly

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarled; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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ralph_barton_perry

  • noun United States philosopher (1876-1957)
    Perry.

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casuistical

  • adjective of or relating to or practicing casuistry
    casuistic.
    • overly subtle casuistic reasoning
  • adjective of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems
    casuistic.

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detour

  • noun a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
    roundabout way.
  • verb travel via a detour

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john_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    Mill; John Stuart Mill.

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creedal

  • adjective of or relating to a creed
    credal.

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rousseau

  • noun French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778)
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • noun French primitive painter (1844-1910)
    Henri Rousseau; Le Douanier Rousseau.

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in_their_right_minds

  • adjective satellite behaving responsibly
    in her right mind; in his right mind.

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thales_of_miletus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales.

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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platonic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
    • Platonic dialogues
  • adjective satellite free from physical desire
    • platonic love

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philosophical_system

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophy; school of thought; ism; doctrine.

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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realist

  • noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  • noun a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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realistic

  • adjective aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
    • a realistic description
    • a realistic view of the possibilities
    • a realistic appraisal of our chances
    • the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans
  • adjective satellite representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
    naturalistic.
    • realistic portraiture
    • a realistic novel
    • in naturalistic colors
    • the school of naturalistic writers

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anaximenes

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC)

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hobbes

  • noun English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)
    Thomas Hobbes.

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reasonable

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    sensible.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    fairish; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices

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dogmatic

  • adjective satellite characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
    dogmatical.
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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animalistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to animalism

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indirect_expression

  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    circumlocution.

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deceptiveness

  • noun the quality of being deceptive
    obliquity.

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edmund_husserl

  • noun German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
    Husserl.

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viscount_st._albans

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Baron Verulam; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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steiner

  • noun Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy (1861-1925)
    Rudolf Steiner.

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rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Sir Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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casuistry

  • noun argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
  • noun moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas

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awry

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite not functioning properly
    amiss; wrong; haywire.
    • something is amiss
    • has gone completely haywire
    • something is wrong with the engine

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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syllogistic

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of syllogism
    • syllogistic reasoning

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titus_lucretius_carus

  • noun Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)
    Lucretius.

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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blear

  • verb make dim or indistinct
    blur.
    • The fog blurs my vision
  • adjective satellite tired to the point of exhaustion
    blear-eyed; bleary; bleary-eyed.

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hooked

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    aquiline.
  • verb fasten with a hook
    hook.

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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posteriori

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humanistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    humanist.
    • the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
  • adjective of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    humanist.
    • the humanistic revival of learning

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discursory

Argumentative; discursive; reasoning. R. Bp. Hall.

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rational

  • noun an integer or a fraction
    rational number.
  • adjective consistent with or based on or using reason
    • rational behavior
    • a process of rational inference
    • rational thought

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honorable

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honest.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    honourable.
    • an honorable man
    • led an honorable life
    • honorable service to his country

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johann_gottfried_von_herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Herder.

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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ethician

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethicist.

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Haeckel.

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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existentialism

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existential philosophy; existentialist philosophy.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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baron_verulam

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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existentialist

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist philosopher; existential philosopher.
  • adjective relating to or involving existentialism
    • existentialist movement
    • existentialist philosophy
    • the existentialist character of his ideas

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moral_philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.

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complicated

  • adjective satellite difficult to analyze or understand
    • a complicated problem
    • complicated Middle East politics
  • verb make more complicated
    complicate; perplex.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter

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pythagoras

  • noun Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580-500 BC)

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inductive

  • adjective arising from inductance
    • inductive reactance
  • adjective of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
    • inductive reasoning

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humanist

  • noun a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanitarian.

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tortuousness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    contortion; crookedness; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun puzzling complexity
    complicatedness; complication; knottiness.

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zeno_of_citium

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)
    Zeno.

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bishop_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Berkeley.

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knobbed

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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credal

  • adjective of or relating to a creed
    creedal.

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tangled

  • adjective in a confused mass
    • pushed back her tangled hair
    • the tangled ropes
  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; drag in; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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pythagorean

  • adjective of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry
    • Pythagorean philosophy
    • Pythagorean theorem

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existential

  • adjective satellite derived from experience or the experience of existence
    experiential.
    • the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
    • formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • adjective of or as conceived by existentialism
    • an existential moment of choice

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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intuition

  • noun instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    suspicion; hunch.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong

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philosophizer

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophiser.

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hearsay

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    rumour; rumor.
  • adjective satellite heard through another rather than directly
    • hearsay information

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corinthian

  • noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
    playboy; man-about-town.
  • noun a resident of Corinth

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zag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zigzag.

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william_of_ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; Ockham; Occam.

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ockham

  • noun English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)
    William of Occam; William of Ockham; Occam.

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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platonistic

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of or in accordance with Platonism

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phlegmatical

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatic.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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ethics

  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethical motive; morals; morality.
  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    moral philosophy.

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roundabout

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    traffic circle; circle; rotary.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    whirligig; carrousel; carousel; merry-go-round.

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disordered

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
    broken; upset; confused.
    • troops fleeing in broken ranks
    • a confused mass of papers on the desk
    • the small disordered room
    • with everything so upset
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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deceptive

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    delusory.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure
  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; misleading.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices

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socratic

  • adjective of or relating to Socrates or to his method of teaching
    • Socratic teaching

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indulgent

  • adjective characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
    • indulgent grandparents
  • adjective satellite tolerant or lenient
    lenient; soft.
    • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
    • too soft on the children
    • they are soft on crime

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demythologized

  • adjective satellite having mythical elements removed
    demythologised.
  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise; demythologize.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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their

The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country. ✍ The possessive takes the form theirs () when the noun to which it refers is not expressed, but implied or understood; as, our land is richest, but theirs is best cultivated.
Nothing but the name of zeal appears 'Twixt our best actions and the worst of theirs. Denham.

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ratiocinative

  • adjective satellite based on exact thinking
    • one's ratiocinative powers

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john_dewey

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Dewey.

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bertrand_arthur_william_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Earl Russell; Bertrand Russell; Russell.

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alfred_north_whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Whitehead.

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deweyan

  • adjective of or relating to John Dewey or his philosophy

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centered

  • adjective satellite being or placed in the center
  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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veridical

  • adjective satellite coinciding with reality
    real.
    • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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red_herring

  • noun any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  • noun a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
    smoked herring.

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matrimonial_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony

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predestinarian

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination

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maimonides

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon.

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ludwig_josef_johan_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein; Wittgenstein.

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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ortega_y_gasset

  • noun Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)
    Jose Ortega y Gasset.

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bertrand_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Earl Russell; Russell; Bertrand Arthur William Russell.

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periphrasis

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    circumlocution; ambage.

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discursivity

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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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ludwig_wittgenstein

  • noun British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)
    Wittgenstein; Ludwig Josef Johan Wittgenstein.

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devious

  • adjective satellite indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    oblique.
    • used devious means to achieve success
    • gave oblique answers to direct questions
    • oblique political maneuvers
  • adjective satellite characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    shifty.
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes

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xenophanes

  • noun Greek philosopher (560-478 BC)

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wandering

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; roving.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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human-centered

  • adjective satellite marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    humanistic; humanist; human-centred; humanitarian.
    • a humane physician
    • released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons
    • respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species

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theophrastus

  • noun Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics (371-287 BC)

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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diogenes

  • noun an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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francis_bacon

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    1st Baron Verulam; Sir Francis Bacon; Baron Verulam; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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william_james

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    James.

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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cognizant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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obliterate

  • verb mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    wipe out; kill.
    • kill these lines in the President's speech
  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; veil; blot out.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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metaphysics

  • noun the philosophical study of being and knowing

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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jacques_derrida

  • noun French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
    Derrida.

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speciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    meretriciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument

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genuine

  • adjective not fake or counterfeit
    echt.
    • a genuine Picasso
    • genuine leather
  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; unfeigned.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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aside

  • noun a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; digression; excursus; parenthesis.

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mechanism

  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanics.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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democritus

  • noun Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)

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rousseauan

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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mechanist

  • noun a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism

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divert

  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    deviate.
  • verb send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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marquis_de_condorcet

  • noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)
    Condorcet; Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat.

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dewey

  • noun United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
    Melvil Dewey; Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey.
  • noun a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
    Admiral Dewey; George Dewey.

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george_herbert_mead

  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    Mead.

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sensibleness

  • noun the quality of showing good sense or practical judgment

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consistency

  • noun the property of holding together and retaining its shape
    body; consistence; eubstance.
    • wool has more body than rayon
    • when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake
  • noun a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
    consistence.

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rarify

  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    elaborate; complicate; refine.
    • refine a design or pattern

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zigzag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zag.
  • verb travel along a zigzag path
    crank.
    • The river zigzags through the countryside

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disjointed

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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mead

  • noun United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
    Margaret Mead.
  • noun United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
    George Herbert Mead.

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rationale

  • noun (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
    principle.
    • the rationale for capital punishment
    • the principles of internal-combustion engines

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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raymond_lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Ramon Lully; Lully.

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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probabilistic

  • adjective of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism
  • adjective of or relating to or based on probability
    • probabilistic quantum theory

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cynic

  • noun someone who is critical of the motives of others
    faultfinder.
  • noun a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control

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schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Albert Schweitzer.

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descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Rene Descartes.

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compos_mentis

  • adjective satellite of sound mind, memory, and understanding; in law, competent to go to trial
    of sound mind.

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antitrust

  • adjective satellite of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
    antimonopoly.

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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metaphysical

  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  • adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces

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unreasonable

  • adjective not reasonable; not showing good judgment
  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; inordinate; excessive.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands

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johann_friedrich_herbart

  • noun German philosopher (1776-1841)
    Herbart.

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digress

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    divagate; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; depart; sidetrack.

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discursive

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    dianoetic.
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; digressive; rambling.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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artistic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of art or artists
    • his artistic background
  • adjective satellite satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
    • artistic workmanship

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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parenthesis

  • noun either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material
  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; digression; aside; excursus.

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endaemonism

  • noun an ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason
    eudemonism.

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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jeremy_bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Bentham.

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rambling

  • adjective satellite spreading out in different directions
    sprawling; straggling; straggly.
    • sprawling handwriting
    • straggling branches
    • straggly hair
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; ramble; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

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noetic

  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    rational; intellectual.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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scattered

  • adjective satellite occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space
    • scattered showers
    • scattered villages
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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excursus

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; digression; aside; parenthesis.

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obliquity

  • noun the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
    asynclitism.
  • noun the quality of being deceptive
    deceptiveness.

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contorted

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhed; writhen.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; deform; contort.

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spurious

  • adjective satellite plausible but false
    specious.
    • a specious claim
    • spurious inferences
  • adjective satellite born out of wedlock
    bastardly; misbegotten; misbegot.
    • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman

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unconnected

  • adjective not joined or linked together
  • adjective satellite not connected by birth or family

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sir_sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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senecan

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of the Roman Seneca

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praetorial

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; pretorian; praetorian.
    • praetorial powers

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praetorian

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; pretorian; praetorial.
    • praetorial powers
  • noun a member of the Praetorian Guard
    Praetorian Guard.

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transcendental_philosophy

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendentalism.

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gilded

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilt; gold; golden.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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cleanthes

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)

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mealy-mouthed

  • adjective satellite hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
    mealymouthed.
    • a mealymouthed politician

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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humanitarian

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; do-gooder.
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanist.

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analytic

  • adjective using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
    • analytic statics
  • adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    analytical.
    • an analytic experiment
    • an analytic approach
    • a keenly analytic man
    • analytical reasoning
    • an analytical mind

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martin_buber

  • noun Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)
    Buber.

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convoluted

  • adjective satellite rolled longitudinally upon itself
    convolute.
    • a convolute petal
  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolute; convolve.

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transcendental

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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popper

  • noun British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
    Karl Popper; Sir Karl Raimund Popper.
  • noun a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

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epicurus

  • noun Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)

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necessitarian

  • noun someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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he

  • noun a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)
    helium; atomic number 2.
  • noun the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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sensible

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    reasonable.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective able to feel or perceive
    sensitive.
    • even amoeba are sensible creatures
    • the more sensible parts of the skin

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aetiology

  • noun the cause of a disease
    etiology.
  • noun the philosophical study of causation
    etiology.

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windblown

  • adjective satellite used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

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immanuel_kant

  • noun influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
    Kant.

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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karl_marx

  • noun founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)
    Marx.

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secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

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deductive

  • adjective relating to logical deduction
    • deductive reasoning
  • adjective involving inferences from general principles

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platonism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
    realism.

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esthetician

  • noun a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.)
    aesthetician.
  • noun a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty
    aesthetician.

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complicatedness

  • noun puzzling complexity
    tortuousness; complication; knottiness.

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confucian

  • noun a believer in the teachings of Confucius
    Confucianist.
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Confucianism
    • Confucian ethics

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simone_weil

  • noun French philosopher (1909-1943)
    Weil.

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john_locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    Locke.

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school_of_thought

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; ism; doctrine.

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effectual

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    efficacious; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite having legal efficacy or force
    sound; legal.
    • a sound title to the property

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malebranche

  • noun French philosopher (1638-1715)
    Nicolas de Malebranche.

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adjudicatory

  • adjective concerned with adjudicating
    adjudicative.

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g._e._moore

  • noun English philosopher (1873-1958)
    George Edward Moore; Moore.

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analytical

  • adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    analytic.
    • an analytic experiment
    • an analytic approach
    • a keenly analytic man
    • analytical reasoning
    • an analytical mind
  • adjective of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    analytic.
    • `all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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teilhard_de_chardin

  • noun French paleontologist and philosopher (1881-1955)
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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dugald_stewart

  • noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
    Stewart.

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whitehead

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Alfred North Whitehead.
  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    milium.

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ethical

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
    • ethical codes
    • ethical theories
  • adjective conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
    • an ethical lawyer
    • ethical medical practice
    • an ethical problem
    • had no ethical objection to drinking
    • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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earl_russell

  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
    Bertrand Russell; Russell; Bertrand Arthur William Russell.

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enhancive

  • adjective satellite intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
    augmentative.
  • adjective satellite serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
    cosmetic.
    • cosmetic surgery
    • enhansive makeup

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cassirer

  • noun German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
    Ernst Cassirer.

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anaxagoras

  • noun a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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dialectic

  • noun any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • noun a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    • this situation created the inner dialectic of American history

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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aristotelic

  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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internationalist

  • noun an advocate of internationalism
  • noun a member of a socialist or communist international

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akimbo

  • adjective satellite (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
    • a tailor sitting with legs akimbo
    • stood with arms akimbo
  • adverb with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
    • she stood there akimbo

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indirectness

  • noun having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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crooked

  • adjective having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
    • crooked country roads
    • crooked teeth
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    crook; curve.
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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transcendentalism

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendental philosophy.

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pascal

  • noun a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
    Pa.
  • noun French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
    Blaise Pascal.

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niccolo_machiavelli

  • noun a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    Machiavelli.

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pierre_abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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arguable

  • adjective satellite capable of being supported by argument
  • adjective satellite open to argument or debate
    disputable; moot; debatable.
    • that is a moot question

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a_posteriori

  • adjective involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes
    • a posteriori demonstration
  • adjective satellite requiring evidence for validation or support

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untrustworthy

  • adjective not worthy of trust or belief
    untrusty.
    • an untrustworthy person

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periphrastic

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    circumlocutory; ambagious; circumlocutious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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classless

  • adjective satellite favoring social equality
    egalitarian.
    • a classless society

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tenability

  • noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
    reasonableness; tenableness.
    • he questioned the tenability of my claims

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tenableness

  • noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
    reasonableness; tenability.
    • he questioned the tenability of my claims

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refine

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; complicate.
    • refine a design or pattern

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thales

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales of Miletus.

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tenable

  • adjective satellite based on sound reasoning or evidence
    well-founded.
    • well-founded suspicions

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philosophiser

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophizer.

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specious

  • adjective satellite plausible but false
    spurious.
    • a specious claim
    • spurious inferences
  • adjective satellite based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
    gilded; meretricious.
    • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
    • meretricious praise
    • a meretricious argument

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etiologic

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    aetiological; aetiologic; etiological.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    aetiological; aetiologic; etiological.
    • etiological agent

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machiavellian

  • noun a follower of Machiavelli's principles
  • adjective of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended
    • Machiavellian thinking

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plotinus

  • noun Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism (205-270)

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yaw

  • noun an erratic deflection from an intended course
    swerve.
  • verb be wide open
    yawn; gape.
    • the deep gaping canyon

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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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discursively

  • adverb in a rambling manner
    ramblingly.

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untouched

  • adjective satellite still full
    untasted.
    • an untouched cocktail in her hand
  • adjective satellite not influenced or affected
    uninfluenced; unswayed.
    • stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington
    • unswayed by personal considerations

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david_hume

  • noun Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
    Hume.

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allusiveness

  • noun a quality characterized by indirect reference

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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zeno_of_elea

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)
    Zeno.

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reasonableness

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; rationality.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun goodness of reason and judgment
    • the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges

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commonsensible

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsense; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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askew

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adverb turned or twisted to one side
    skew-whiff; awry.
    • rugs lying askew
    • with his necktie twisted awry

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deduction

  • noun a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
    tax deduction; tax write-off.
  • noun an amount or percentage deducted
    discount.

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delusory

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    deceptive.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure

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kant

  • noun influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
    Immanuel Kant.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Henri Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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pre

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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denotive

  • adjective having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
    denotative.

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headed

  • adjective satellite having a heading or course in a certain direction
    • westward headed wagons
  • verb to go or travel towards
    head.
    • where is she heading
    • We were headed for the mountains

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Pierre Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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well-founded

  • adjective satellite based on sound reasoning or evidence
    tenable.
    • well-founded suspicions

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rhetorical_device

  • noun a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

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dovish

  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    pacifistic; pacifist.

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charles_louis_de_secondat

  • noun French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
    Montesquieu; Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu.

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untrusty

  • adjective not worthy of trust or belief
    untrustworthy.
    • an untrustworthy person

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sir_rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

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cohere

  • verb come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    cleave; stick; cling; adhere.
    • The dress clings to her body
    • The label stuck to the box
    • The sushi rice grains cohere
  • verb cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole
    • Religion can cohere social groups

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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unemotional

  • adjective unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; restrained.

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asquint

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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epistemology

  • noun the philosophical theory of knowledge

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complication

  • noun the act or process of complicating
  • noun a situation or condition that is complex or confused
    • her coming was a serious complication

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adjective

  • noun a word that expresses an attribute of something
  • noun the word class that qualifies nouns

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auguste_comte

  • noun French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
    Comte; Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte.

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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muddy

  • verb dirty with mud
    muddy up.
  • verb cause to become muddy
    • These data would have muddied the prediction

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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compos

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tortuous

  • adjective satellite highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    Byzantine; tangled; convoluted; involved; knotty.
    • the Byzantine tax structure
    • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
    • convoluted legal language
    • convoluted reasoning
    • the plot was too involved
    • a knotty problem
    • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott
    • tortuous legal procedures
    • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; twisting; voluminous; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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literal

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; typo; literal error.
  • adjective satellite being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    real; genuine; actual.
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    • a genuine dilemma

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parenthetical_expression

  • noun an expression in parentheses
    parenthetical.
    • his writing was full of parentheticals

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formalized

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalised.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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commonsensical

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsense.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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existential_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existentialism; existentialist philosophy.

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ambage

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; circumlocution.

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warped

  • adjective satellite used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture
    • the floors were warped and cracked
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Bishop Berkeley.
  • noun a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley

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demythologised

  • adjective satellite having mythical elements removed
    demythologized.
  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise; demythologize.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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coherent

  • adjective marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    ordered; consistent; logical.
    • a coherent argument
  • adjective satellite capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    lucid; logical.
    • a lucid thinker
    • she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident

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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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representative

  • noun a person who represents others
  • noun an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    spokesperson; interpreter; voice.
    • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

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coherency

  • noun the state of cohering or sticking together
    cohesion; cohesiveness; coherence.
  • noun logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
    coherence.

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unmoved

  • adjective emotionally unmoved
    untouched; unaffected.
    • always appeared completely unmoved and imperturbable
  • adjective satellite being in the original position; not having been moved
    in-situ.
    • the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ
    • an in-situ investigator

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juridic

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridical.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridical.
    • judicial system

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esthetical

  • adjective concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    esthetic; aesthetical; aesthetic.
    • the aesthetic faculties
    • an aesthetic person
    • aesthetic feeling
    • the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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disconnected

  • adjective (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply
    staccato.
    • staccato applause
    • a staccato command
    • staccato notes
  • verb pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
    disconnect; unplug.
    • unplug the hair dryer after using it

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profane

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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ibn-sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Avicenna.

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leibnitzian

  • adjective of or relating to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz or to his mathematics or philosophy
    Leibnizian.

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hypatia

  • noun Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)

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mentis

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excursive

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    digressive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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herbert_spencer

  • noun English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
    Spencer.

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twisty

  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    tortuous; twisting; voluminous; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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schopenhauer

  • noun German pessimist philosopher (1788-1860)
    Arthur Schopenhauer.

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albert_schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Schweitzer.

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squinty

  • adjective characterized by squinting
    • he looked with squinty eyes
  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; asquint; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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discoursiveness

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binding

  • noun the capacity to attract and hold something
  • noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

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sophistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to sophists
  • adjective satellite plausible but misleading
    sophistical.

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derrida

  • noun French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
    Jacques Derrida.

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dizzy

  • verb make dizzy or giddy
    • a dizzying pace
  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    giddy; vertiginous; woozy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

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henri_bergson

  • noun French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
    Bergson; Henri Louis Bergson.

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fatalist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; predestinarian; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to fatalism
    fatalistic.
    • a fatalist person

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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well-grounded

  • adjective satellite logically valid
    sound; reasoned.
    • a sound argument

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bioethics

  • noun the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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stolid

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    impassive.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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epistemological

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemic.
    • epistemic modal

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squiggly

  • adjective satellite wavy and twisting

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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eclectic

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclecticist.
  • adjective satellite selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

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shifty

  • adjective satellite characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    devious.
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes
  • adjective satellite changing position or direction
    shifting.
    • he drifted into the shifting crowd
    • their nervous shifting glances
    • shifty winds

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difficult

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    hard.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective hard to control
    unmanageable.
    • a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation

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dishonorable

  • adjective lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
    dishonourable.
    • dishonorable in thought and deed
  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonest.

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nativism

  • noun the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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gottfried_wilhelm_leibniz

  • noun German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
    Leibniz; Leibnitz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz.

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spengler

  • noun German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)
    Oswald Spengler.

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circumlocutious

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    periphrastic; circumlocutory; ambagious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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mealymouthed

  • adjective satellite hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
    mealy-mouthed.
    • a mealymouthed politician

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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reid

  • noun Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710-1796)
    Thomas Reid.

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moses_maimonides

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon; Maimonides.

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diversion

  • noun an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    recreation.
    • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; digression; deflexion; deflection; divagation.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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machiavelli

  • noun a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
    Niccolo Machiavelli.

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nativist

  • noun a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
  • adjective advocating the perpetuation of native societies
    nativistic.
    • the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman
    • the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn

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lopsided

  • adjective satellite having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other
  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; wonky; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

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ratiocinate

  • verb reason methodologically and logically

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centre

  • noun a low-lying region in central France
  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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charles_sanders_peirce

  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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zeno

  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)
    Zeno of Elea.
  • noun ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)
    Zeno of Citium.

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herbert_marcuse

  • noun United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)
    Marcuse.

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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consistence

  • noun a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
    consistency.
  • noun the property of holding together and retaining its shape
    body; eubstance; consistency.
    • wool has more body than rayon
    • when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake

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laissez-faire

  • adjective satellite with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
    individualistic.

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analysis

  • noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • noun the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    analytic thinking.

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sportsmanlike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; sporty; clean.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct

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john_stuart_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    John Mill; Mill.

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divagate

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    digress; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture

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aesthetical

  • adjective concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    esthetic; esthetical; aesthetic.
    • the aesthetic faculties
    • an aesthetic person
    • aesthetic feeling
    • the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

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etiological

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of causation
    etiologic; aetiological; aetiologic.
  • adjective relating to the etiology of a disease
    etiologic; aetiological; aetiologic.
    • etiological agent

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knotty

  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; baffling; problematical.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home
  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knobbed.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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juridical

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridic.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridic.
    • judicial system

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backhanded

  • adjective (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
    backhand.
  • verb hit a tennis ball backhand
    backhand.

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denis_diderot

  • noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
    Diderot.

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sane

  • adjective mentally healthy; free from mental disorder
    • appears to be completely sane
  • adjective satellite marked by sound judgment
    reasonable.
    • sane nuclear policy

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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just

  • adjective used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    • a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
    • a kind and just man
    • a just reward
    • his just inheritance
  • adjective fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    equitable.
    • equitable treatment of all citizens
    • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children

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fair-minded

  • adjective satellite of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced

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yogi

  • noun one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
  • noun United States baseball player (born 1925)
    Lawrence Peter Berra; Berra; Yogi Berra.

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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modifiable

  • adjective capable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme)
    • the rhythm of physiological time is not modifiable except by interference with certain fundamental processes" - Alexis Carrel

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deflective

  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    refractive.

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amalgamate

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    mix; unify; mingle; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • adjective satellite joined together into a whole
    amalgamated; fused; coalesced; consolidated.
    • United Industries
    • the amalgamated colleges constituted a university
    • a consolidated school

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hegelian

  • noun a follower of the thought of Hegel
  • adjective of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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herder

  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Johann Gottfried von Herder.
  • noun someone who drives a herd
    drover; herdsman.

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useful

  • adjective being of use or service
    utile.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    utilitarian.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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logicalness

  • noun correct and valid reasoning
    logicality.

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1st_baron_verulam

  • noun English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
    Sir Francis Bacon; Baron Verulam; Viscount St. Albans; Bacon; Francis Bacon.

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in_his_right_mind

  • adjective satellite behaving responsibly
    in their right minds; in her right mind.

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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feminist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; libber; women's liberationist.
  • adjective of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
    • feminist critique

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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sophist

  • noun any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
  • noun someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    casuist.

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unmoving

  • adjective not in motion
    nonmoving.
  • adjective not arousing emotions

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empiricism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricist philosophy.
  • noun the application of empirical methods in any art or science

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passionless

  • adjective not passionate
    • passionless observation of human nature
  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    emotionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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allude

  • verb make a more or less disguised reference to
    touch; advert.
    • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

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valid

  • adjective well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
    • a valid inference
    • a valid argument
    • a valid contract
  • adjective satellite still legally acceptable
    • the license is still valid

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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patent_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents

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calvinist

  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Genevan.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinistical.

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rabbi_moses_ben_maimon

  • noun Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)
    Moses Maimonides; Maimonides.

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mechanistic

  • adjective satellite explained in terms of physical forces
    • a mechanistic universe
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical theory of mechanism

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real

  • noun any rational or irrational number
    real number.
  • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

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empedocles

  • noun Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)

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level-headed

  • adjective satellite exercising or showing good judgment
    healthy; levelheaded; sound; intelligent.
    • healthy scepticism
    • a healthy fear of rattlesnakes
    • the healthy attitude of French laws
    • healthy relations between labor and management
    • an intelligent solution
    • a sound approach to the problem
    • sound advice
    • no sound explanation for his decision

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montesquieu

  • noun French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
    Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu; Charles Louis de Secondat.

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bernard_arthur_owen_williams

  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Sir Bernard Williams; Williams.

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sleeper

  • noun a rester who is sleeping
    slumberer.
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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k'ung_futzu

  • noun Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
    Confucius; Kongfuze; Kong the Master.

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ratiocinator

  • noun someone who reasons logically
    reasoner.

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gnarled

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    gnarl.
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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aristotelean

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelian.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelic; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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anaximander

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

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sir_bernard_williams

  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Williams.

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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rene_descartes

  • noun French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
    Descartes.

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hedonistic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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nationalist

  • noun one who loves and defends his or her country
    patriot.
  • noun an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government

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formal

  • noun a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    ball.
  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; evening gown; dinner gown.

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obliqueness

  • noun the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle
  • noun the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
    deviousness.

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jean-jacques_rousseau

  • noun French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778)
    Rousseau.

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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incidental

  • noun (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
    incidental expense; minor expense.
    • he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses
  • noun an item that is incidental

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dishonest

  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonorable.
  • adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
    bribable; purchasable; corruptible; venal.
    • corruptible judges
    • dishonest politicians
    • a purchasable senator
    • a venal police officer

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consensus

  • noun agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
    • the lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions
    • those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus

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esthetics

  • noun (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    aesthetics.
    • traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic; aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism

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aristotle

  • noun one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)

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popular

  • adjective regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    • a popular tourist attraction
    • a popular girl
    • cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular
  • adjective satellite carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
    • the popular vote
    • popular representation
    • institutions of popular government

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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casuistic

  • adjective of or relating to or practicing casuistry
    casuistical.
    • overly subtle casuistic reasoning
  • adjective of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems
    casuistical.

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laissez

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perry

  • noun United States philosopher (1876-1957)
    Ralph Barton Perry.
  • noun United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
    Matthew Calbraith Perry.

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fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Melville W. Fuller; Melville Weston Fuller.
  • noun United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
    Buckminster Fuller; Richard Buckminster Fuller; R. Buckminster Fuller.

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benedict_de_spinoza

  • noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
    de Spinoza; Spinoza; Baruch de Spinoza.

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unlogical

  • adjective lacking in correct logical relation
    illogical.

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deflection

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    warp.
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflexion.

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leibnitz

  • noun German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
    Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz.

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ramon_lully

  • noun Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)
    Raymond Lully; Lully.

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